Fred Thomas will be sworn in as a magistrate Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The ceremony will be held at the Lancaster County Temporary Justice Center on S.C. 9 (the former Wamsutta store across from the old Grace Complex).
Thomas, 45, is stepping down from County Council to take the job. He will take the post left vacant by Judge Debra Dawkins, who retired April 30 due to medical reasons.
He was nominated to the position by state Sens. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 16 and Vincent Sheheen, D-District 27. He was confirmed by the state Senate.