Reception to honor Judge Robinson

BLYTHEWOOD – The community is invited to a farewell reception prior to the May 28 Town Council meeting to honor Blythewood’s magistrate, Judge Josef Robinson, and his staff.

Robinson, who was serving his second term after being appointed to the bench by Sen. Joel Lourie in 2014, said he was notified by Sen. Mia McLeod last month that he would not be reappointed. McLeod was elected to serve after Lourie decided not to run for re-election.

“We are going to truly miss Judge Robinson,” Mayor J. Michael Ross said. “We couldn’t have had a better judge to serve as Blythewood’s first magistrate. He did a great job in the Courtroom and I think most everyone regarded him as fair and compassionate, a fine example of a public servant and our community benefited greatly from his service.”

Robinson will be returning to law enforcement as a deputy sheriff, serving as a public information officer under Sheriff Leon Lott.

The reception for Judge Robinson and his staff will at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 at the Doko Manor in Blythewood. Town Council will convene for a budget workshop at 7 p.m.