Cela Burge will have to resign her seat on the Cape Charles Town Council. Burge will become the first woman to be appointed a presiding judge on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
She will take the oath of office in April.
The General Assembly elected Burge to a six-year term as Juvenile and Domestic Relations judge for Judicial District 2-A, beginning April 16. She will be replacing Croxton Gordon, who is retiring.