New Montgomery County Common Pleas judge, E. Gerald Parker Jr., joins bench

A new Montgomery County judge was sworn-in today.

Judge E. Gerald Parker Jr. is the first African-American male judge in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division.

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When Parker was elected in November, he said, “I’m just thankful that the people of Montgomery County saw me as who I was and how I can help the community and knew that our court needed to be diverse and get younger.

“I’m just thankful and overwhelmed to be a part of history and be the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court General Division’s first African-American male to hopefully hold this seat.”

Parker comes from county Juvenile Court, where he was a magistrate.