TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Judge Mark Barcus to fill a district court vacancy in Tulsa County. Fallin announced the appointment Thursday. Barcus is currently vice chief judge of the Domestic Relations Division of Tulsa County District Court. Barcus was previously a family court referee in Tulsa County. Barcus practiced law in the Tulsa area for several years and has served on the Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education. He serves on a variety of organizations supporting the arts, including the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Arts Institute. Barcus has served on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Tulsa County Bar Association. Barcus replaces Judge Tom Thornbrugh, who Fallin recently appointed to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals.