Nominees announced for 7th District Court vacancy

The 7th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 7th District Court.  The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Douglas B. Thomas, January 1, 2020. The 7th Judicial District includes Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties.  

The nominees for the vacancy are: Jon Carpenter, judge, Carbon County Justice Court, Wellington City Justice Court, East Carbon City Justice Court; Alex Goble, deputy county attorney, San Juan County Attorney’s Office; Jeremiah Humes, county attorney, Carbon County Attorney’s Office; John Schindler, deputy county attorney, Carbon County Attorney’s Office; Rachelle Shumway, deputy county attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office.

Written comments can be submitted to the 7th 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 Nov. 21, 2019. 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.