7th District Court to have vacancy

Carpenter, O’Donnal, Russell seek justice court bench; comments close Nov. 22

The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice has announced the nominees to fill a vacancy that will be created when Presiding Judge Douglas Thomas resigns in January from the 7th Judicial District, which includes Grand County.

The nominees are, Jon Carpenter, justice court judge for Carbon County Justice Court and Wellington and East Carbon justice courts; Deputy San Juan County Attorney Alex Goble, Carbon County Attorney Jeremiah Humes, Deputy Carbon County Attorney John Schindler, and Deputy Washington County Attorney Rachelle Shumway.

Written comments must be submitted by Nov. 21. They can be submitted to the 7th District Judicial Nominating Commission at P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. Gov. Gary Herbert will make the appointment following the comment period.