Walsh Official Member of Montco. Bench

Former Montgomery Township Supervisor Joe Walsh was officially sworn in as a Montgomery County Judge on Friday.

He took the oath in a court room full of friends and family members with more than two dozen members of the Montgomery County bench present. Walsh has been presiding over cases in family court since his unofficial swearing-in last month. He says it’s been an eye-opening experience.

“I’ve been very fortunate and want to try to help people and know a lot of people are out that need direction.”

The Governor chose Walsh in June to fill a vacancy on the county court of common pleas. His appointment runs through the end of next year. Walsh will have to run for judge in the 2017 election cycle if he wishes to retain his seat on the bench.