WESTBOROUGH — A Shrewsbury lawyer is in the running to become the newest judge in Westborough District Court.

Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday nominated Steven D. Power to the position of associate justice. Power, who currently practices law in Worcester, has more than 20 years of litigation experience, according to an announcement from the governor’s office.

If confirmed, Power would hear cases originating in Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough.

“Steven Power’s career in the public and private sector has provided him with a deep understanding of the matters and parties that come before the District Court,” Baker said in the announcement. “He has the intellect and wisdom to serve the Westborough District Court and I am pleased to submit his name for the Governor’s Council’s advice and consent.”

Power graduated from New England School of Law in 1997 and served as a Worcester County prosecutor from 1998 to 2002. He later worked for a pair of central Massachusetts law firms, concentrating primarily on criminal defense.

Power is currently a partner at Aitken, Chacharone & Power, P.C. in Worcester, where he focuses in criminal law, real estate, personal injury and civil litigation, according to the governor’s office.

Power lives in Shrewsbury, and has been an active volunteer with Shrewsbury Little League and Shrewsbury AYF Football, according to the announcement.