Nominees announced for 3rd District Court vacancy

The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a position on the 3rd District Court. 

This position was created by the Legislature during the 2018 Legislative Session. The 3rd Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties.  

The nominees for the vacancy are: Jared Bennett, first assistant attorney, United States Attorney’s Office; Dianna Gibson, vice president and deputy general counsel, Vista Outdoor, Inc.; Margaret Plane, city attorney, Salt Lake City Corporation; Charles Stormont, director of right-of-way and property management, Utah Department of Transportation; Teresa Welch, attorney, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association.

Written comments can be submitted to the 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission at [email protected] or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330.  The deadline for written comments is noon Sept. 24, 2018. 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 R. Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Herbert’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.