The 1st District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Clint Judkins, which is effective Feb. 1. The 1st Judicial District includes Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties.
The nominees for the vacancy are: attorney Shannon R. Demler; attorney Angela Fonnesbeck; Box Elder County Attorney Stephen Hadfield; Logan City Attorney Kymber Housley; and Cache County Attorney Jamie "James" Swink.
Written comments can be submitted to First District Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Jeff Packer at Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is 5 p.m. Jan. 23.
The Nominating Commission may request further information or conduct an investigation of the nominees after reviewing public comments. After the public comment period, the names will be sent to Gov. Gary Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Herbert's appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.