The Governor, Chief Justice, and President of the State Bar Association make temporary appointments to the Judicial Nominating Committee when district judges are to be appointed.
For consideration of nominees to fill the 2013 vacancies, the Chief Justice's temporary appointment for the East Central Judicial District is Jerel C. Schimmelpfennig and for the Northwest Judicial District is Greg W. Hennessy.
The SBAND Presidentís temporary appointment for the East Central Judicial District is Sarah Andrews Herman and for the Northwest Judicial District is Garth Sjue. The Governor has appointed Tom Dawson as his temporary member for the East Central judgeship.
The Committee's permanent members are: District Judge William W. McLees and Connie Sprynczynatyk (appointed by the Chief Justice); Duane Houdek and Dale Mowry (appointed by the Governor); and Kari Ness and Monte Rogneby (appointed by the SBAND president).
May 6, 2013