Lamar County, MS (WDAM) - Newly elected, 10th District Chancery Judge Dawn Beam was sworn into office Wednesday in Lamar County.
Judge Beam, of Sumrall, is the first female to be elected in the 10th Chancery District.
Beam takes over the position retired Judge Sebe Dale held for 32 years. Beam has been in private practice for more than 20 years and has served as County Attorney for Lamar County since 2007.
"I have spent the last 20 years being an advocate for children. I have tried to help parents make wise decisions as their representative," said Beam.
"As Chancery Judge, I am in a unique situation, the law says the chancellor is the super guardian of children, so certainly, I bring that same passion for children to the bench. I will be working everyday to help all of us keep their needs at the forefront."
Judge Beam is also the 1st Lamar County resident to be elected in the 10th Chancery District, which includes: Lamar, Forrest, Marion, Pearl River and Perry counties.