New District Court Judge announced by Gov. Sean Parnell

Governor Sean Parnell has appointed a new District Court Judge in Fairbanks.

Matthew Christian of Kenai will be taking the position left vacant by Jane Kauvar.

Kauvar was previously appointed to the Fairbanks Superior Court.

According to a release, Christian has been a magistrate and mater in Kenai since 2007 and has previously worked in Fairbanks as assistant District Attorney.

Christian holds both a bachelor's degree from UAF in criminal justice and a Law Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.