Governor Matt Mead has selected Joseph B. Bluemel as the new District Court Judge for the Third Judicial District for Lincoln and Uinta Counties. Bluemel replaces Judge Dennis L. Sanderson who is retiring.According to a release from the governor's office in addition to his private practice, he currently serves as the City Attorney and Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Kemmerer, Circuit Court Magistrate for Lincoln County and District Court Commissioner. His prior service includes Lincoln County and Prosecuting Attorney.

Bluemel has long been committed to public service. Over the years he has held positions on the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Wyoming Bar, the Community Development Authority Board and the Wyoming Retirement System Board.