GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) - (03/06/18) - Judge Celeste Bell is now the newest member of Genesee County's 7th circuit court.
She was sworn in Tuesday evening during a celebration in the courtroom.
The 65-year-old is already making history.
She is the first African American female appointee to Genesee County's circuit court and also hopes to be the first African American woman elected to the bench in November.
Bell was the Chief Assistant prosecuting attorney in the civil division and says she has been preparing for this new role ever since she watched her father serve as a Wayne County circuit court judge.
Judge Bell will be filling the immediate vacancy left by Archie Hayman's resignation.