Eight judge candidates remain for 12th Circuit vacancy

May 17, 2013 

An original list of 32 has been pared to eight applicants remaining in consideration by the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the Circuit Court Judge vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Rick DeFuria.

The short list include: Deborah Ann Bailey, Kimberly Carlton Bonner, Hunter Carroll, Teresa Kaklis Dees, Arthur Jackman Jr., Paul Olah Jr., Richard Barton Ray and Thomas Daniel Shults.

The Commission has until Monday, June 3, to submit to Gov. Rick Scott the names of lawyers for consideration in the appointment to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court.

A list of members of the Twelfth Circuit JNC is also available on The Florida Bar's website.

Questions can be directed to Chairman Pat Neal of the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission at (941) 328-1112 or pneal@nealcommunities.com.

-- Herald staff report

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