Nominees announced for 5th District Court vacancy

The Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for vacancy on the Fifth District Court. This position results from the retirement of Judge G. Michael Westfall effective Aug. 31, 2023.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Ryan Christiansen, Attorney/Section Director, Utah Attorney General’s Office; Von Christiansen, County Attorney, Beaver County; Eric Gentry, Deputy County Attorney, Washington County Attorney’s Office; Susan Hunt, Instructor of the Practice, Utah Tech University; Nicholas Mills, City Attorney, Kaysville City.

Written comments can be submitted to the Fifth 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 on June 9, 2023. 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. Spencer J. Cox, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Cox’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.