Four lawyers have been named as finalists to fill the East Central Judicial District judgeship vacancy that was created by the resignation of Judge Norman Anderson.
The finalists named by the Judicial Nominating Committee are Alisha L. Ankers, Jason W. McLean, Stephannie N. Stiel and Tristan J. Van de Streek all of Fargo
Eleven lawyers initially applied for the position. Governor Doug Burgum now has thirty days to make a selection from the committee's list of nominees or he can ask for another list or call an election.
Under Article 6, § 13, of the North Dakota Constitution the person appointed "shall continue in the position until the next general election immediately following the service of at least two years."