Steven Sharpe was officially robed in as a First Judicial District of Wyoming Judge Monday Morning at the Wyoming Supreme Court Building at a ceremony presided over by the Wyoming Supreme Court Justices and attended by Governor Matt Mead, who chose Sharpe from among three candidates to replace Judge Micheal Davis in November after Davis was appointed to the high court.

Mead originally hired Sharpe as an Assistant U.S. Attorney when Mead served as the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming. At Monday's ceremony he praised Sharpe as an attorney with a varied background in both criminal and civil law and as an ethical hard working attorney who knows what it's like to stand in front of a judge.

Sharpe said he's looking forward to his new role, noting a District Court Judge in Wyoming hears everything from divorces to criminal and juvenile cases. He said being named a District Court Judge is an honor and a job he's looking forward to.