Pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 10.28(d), the 31st Judicial Circuit Commission releases the following information relating to the applicants for the Circuit Judge position created by the retirement of Judge J. Dan Conklin. There are 8 applicants: 2 men and 6 women, 1 presently employed in the private sector and 7 presently employed in the public sector. The applicants’ mean age is 48 years.
Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the Commission announces it will interview all 8 applicants.
The applicants are:
The Commission will conduct interviews starting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the Missouri Court of Appeals, 300 Hammons Parkway, Third Floor Courtroom, Springfield, Missouri. The public is invited to attend and observe interviews. The Commission will meet immediately after interviews are completed on June 11, 2015, in the Third Floor Conference Room, to select three nominees from this applicant pool for the governor’s consideration.
The members of the Thirty-First Judicial Circuit Commission are: Chief Judge William W. Francis, Jr., Andrew Bennett, Steve Garner, Steven Stepp and Joann Hosmer.