Nominees Announced For Blanding Justice Court Vacancy

Blanding, UT—The San Juan County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Blanding Justice Court. The position will replace Judge James Harris who is retiring Dec. 31, 2012.

Following are the nominees followed by place of employment and residence:
• Honorable Lyon Hazelton, II, San Juan County and Monticello Justice Court judge, Monticello
• Edward Johnstun, counselor, Canyonlands Youth Center, Blanding
• William Walker, Battalion Ops NCO, U.S. Army, Blanding

A comment period will be held through Nov. 19, 2012, before a final candidate is selected by Blanding Mayor Toni Turk, who has 30 days to make an appointment, which is subject to ratification by the Blanding City Council. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Holly Frischknecht, Administrative Office of the Courts,hollyf@utcourts.gov.

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