LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed a replacement for a Faulkner County circuit judge who was removed by the state Supreme Court for misconduct.

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed a replacement for a Faulkner County circuit judge who was removed by the state Supreme Court for misconduct.


Beebe appointed Conway attorney Michael Murphy as circuit judge in the 2nd Division of the 20th Judicial District. Murphy will serve out the unexpired term of Mike Maggio, whom the Supreme Court removed permanently on Thursday, barring him from ever holding judicial office in Arkansas again.


Maggio had admitted making comments on an Internet forum that violated rules of judicial conduct, including comments that disclosed confidential information about the adoption proceedings of actress Charlize Theron.


Murphy’s appointment expires Dec. 31. In January he will take office as 5th Division circuit judge, an office to which he was elected in May.


Beebe also announced the following nine appointments to state boards and commissions:


—Dr. Timothy Calicott, Little Rock, reappointed to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2017.


—David Hendrix, Antoine, to the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2018. Replaces Marilyn Matthews.


—Beverly Jones, Little Rock, to the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Appointment expires Aug. 13, 2017. Replaces Ralph Vines.


—Michael Jones, Dumas, reappointed to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors. Appointment expires July 31, 2017.


—Dr. Samantha McKelvey, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Commission for Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Initiative. Appointment expires Sept. 4, 2018. Replaces Dr. Curtis Lowery.


—Dr. Jessica Newman, Little Rock, to the Universal Newborn Hearing, Screening, Tracking and Intervention Advisory Board. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2017. Replaces Dr. Lisa Christensen.


—Robert Reynolds, El Dorado, reappointed to the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources Advisory Committee. Appointment expires July 31, 2019.


—Dr. Tommy Roebuck, Arkadelphia, reappointed to the Children’s Behavioral Health Care Commission. Appointment expires Aug. 15, 2017.


— Travis Senter Sr., Osceola, to the Boll Weevil Eradication Committee. Appointment expires July 1, 2016. Replaces Bobby Gammill.