Circuit Judge Thomas Ross named Lance Richardson to complete Kratovil’s term, which ends in two years. A Circuit Court news release says the appointment was included in an administrative order issued Monday. Kratovil is expected to resign January 3 to take the Congressional seat he won in last month’s election. Richardson is a former public defender and has been a deputy state’s attorney in Kratovil’s office for six years. He is expected to be sworn in on January 5.