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SALT LAKE CITY - The First District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Clint S. Judkins effective  February 1, 2013.  The First Judicial District includes Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Shannon R. Demler, Attorney, Law Office of Shannon R. Demler; Angela Fonnesbeck, Attorney at Law, P.C.; Stephen Hadfield, County Attorney, Box Elder County; Kymber Housley, City Attorney, City of Logan; and Jamie "James" Swink, County Attorney, Cache County.

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. on January 23, 2013. 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 Governor Gary R. Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Governor Herbert's appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

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