SALT LAKE CITY - The Eighth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Eighth District Court.  The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Edwin T. Peterson, January 15, 2021.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Gregory Lamb, county attorney, Uintah County Attorney's Office; Michael Mathie, managing attorney, Office of Guardian ad Litem; William Reynolds, attorney, Sam, Reynolds & Van Oostendorp, PC; Joseph Stewart, assistant attorney general, Utah Attorney General's Office; Jaymon Thomas, chief deputy, Uintah County Attorney's Office.

Written comments can be submitted to the Eighth District Judicial Nominating Commission at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330.  The deadline for written comments is noon October 30, 2020. 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.