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July 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

St. George, UT—The Washington County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Washington County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Eric Russell Gentry, J.D., deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office, City of Santa Clara prosecutor, and City of Enterprise prosecutor, St. George.
• Ronald L. Read, J.D., Read & Wright Naegle Jensen, St. George.
• Rachelle Shumway, J.D., deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office, Ivins.

A comment period will be held through July 31, 2014, before a final candidate is selected by the chairman of the Washington County Commission. The chairman has 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Washington County Commission. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, melisses@utcourts.gov.

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July 01, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR DAVIS COUNTY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Syracuse, UT—The Davis County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy at the Syracuse Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Joseph Bean who has been appointed to the 2nd District Court.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Catherine Jeane Hoskins, J.D., Hoskins Legal, Layton
• Paul H. Olds, J.D., Kaufman, Nichols, Olds & Kaufman, Pleasant View
• Richard Hogan Reeve, J.D., Van Cott, Bagley, et al., Ogden

A comment period will be held through July 10, 2014, before a final candidate is selected by Syracuse Mayor Terry Palmer. The mayor has 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Syracuse City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, melisses@utcourts.gov.

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June 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2014
Contact: Nancy Volmer
(801) 578-3994

JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Washington County, UT---The Washington County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on July 9, 2014, to select a candidate for the Washington County Justice Court to replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court. The commission will begin meeting at 12:00 p.m. at the Washington County Commission Chamber, 197 East Tabernacle St., in St. George.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments are being accepted from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

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