Governor Seeks Judicial Candidates

October 16, 2013

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Oct. 16 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today announced that his Judicial Selection Committee is accepting applications for a vacancy on the District Court and possible future openings on the District Court, Superior Court and Supreme Judicial Court.

The vacancy to be filled on the District Court is the result of the retirement of District Court Judge John David Kennedy. The person selected to fill the vacancy will likely be assigned to West Bath District Court. As a result, applications for this vacancy will be considered from candidates who reside within reasonable commuting distance from West Bath.

Additional vacancies may occur in the near future, and therefore, the Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee seeks qualified applications for consideration and review in anticipation of possible addition openings on the District Court, Superior Court and Supreme Judicial Court.

“I am pleased that to date all my judicial nominees have been confirmed by the Senate and I am very proud of the nominees we have selected who are serving the people of Maine in the Judicial Branch of Government,” said Governor LePage, “I look forward to consideration and nomination of highly qualified candidates to the bench.”

The Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee will accept applications until November 15, 2013. Interested individuals who have submitted an application since July 1, 2013 to the present do not need to reapply to be considered for this vacancy. If you submitted an application prior to July 1, 2013, please provide an updated statement of interest and updated materials. Application materials can be found online at http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/cabinet/appointments/process.shtml.