The County Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to name Blake Murchison as a magistrate.
He takes the place of Stuart Brown, who was terminated by the commission.
Mr. Murchison has been a member of the public defender's office.
The other candidates were Bob Davis and Robert Widerkehr.
The commission also reappointed Lorrie Miller as chief magistrate and Ron Powers and Andrew Basler as magistrates.
The magistrates set bonds and sign warrants from an office at the county jail.