Friday, June 10, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced she is appointing Dawson Engle to serve as Pottawatomie County’s associate district judge. He will replace Associate District Judge John Gardner, who recently retired.
Engle, of Shawnee, has served as special judge for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties since August 1, 2005.
“Judge Engle has proven he has the acumen and temperament necessary to be a successful judge,” said Fallin. “I’m certain he will continue to put his skills to good use in serving the people of Pottawatomie County.”
Engle graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1995 with a degree in business. He earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1998, and began working in the district attorney’s office in McClain County.
He was a prosecutor in Pottawatomie and Oklahoma counties from 2000 to 2003 and worked in private practice for two years before earning his initial appointment to the bench in 2005.
In 2011, Engle earned the Lincoln County Domestic Violence Advocate of the Year award from Project Safe.