Stucks Sworn In As Darlington Judge

Darlington Municipal Judge Robert Stucks

Attorney Robert Stucks, a Darlington native, was sworn in as the Municipal Judge for the City of Darlington at a well-attended ceremony held Monday, June 19 at the City Hall Courtroom.

In the presence of dozens of friends, family, and colleagues, Stucks was administered the oath of office by Judge John Milling, who is also a member of Darlington City Council.

Stucks offered thanks to all his supporters, noting that retiring Judge Dan Causey counseled and advised him as he transitioned into his new role. Stucks said he will strive to treat litigants fairly, with an eye toward equal administration of the law.

“I recognize some people will be coming into this courtroom for the very first time, and they deserve to be treated with respect, with honor, with dignity. But I also recognize that I took an oath to uphold the law, and certainly that is what I will do,” said Stucks.

Judge John Milling (right) administers the oath of office to Darlington’s new Municipal Judge Robert Stucks

Also present at the ceremony to offer congratulations and words of encouragement were Senator Gerald Malloy, Representative Robert Williams, Darlington Mayor Gloria C. Hines, Mayor Pro Tem Coleman Cannon, Darlington City Council members Elaine Reed and John Segars, City Manager Howard Garland, City Attorney Kevin Etheridge, and Police Chief Danny Watson.

The position of Municipal Judge is subject to approval by vote of City Council, and the contract is reviewed and renewed at two-year intervals.

Author: Samantha Lyles

Staff writer for Darlington News and Press

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