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SALT LAKE CITY - The Second District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Paul F. Iwasaki, effective September 16, 2013. The Second Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Debra J. Jensen, Attorney, Office of Guardian ad Litem; Ryan T. Perkins, Deputy County Attorney, Davis County Attorney's Office; Sharon S. Sipes, Attorney at Law; Laura K. Thompson, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General's Office; and Janette R. White, Assistant Attorney General, Utah Attorney General's Office.

Written comments can be submitted to Second District Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Brian Namba at Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is 5:00 pm on September 4, 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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