13 apply for Nevada’s Ninth Judicial District seat
A total of 13 lawyers have applied for the Ninth Judicial District seat vacated by Michael Gibbons.
Gibbons left the post after being named to the newly-created Intermediate Appellate Court.
The list of applicants includes several well known lawyers from the Carson-Douglas area including former Carson District Attorney Neil Rombardo and his Assistant DA Mark Krueger.
Also on the list is former director of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline, Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, former head of the state Ethics Commission.
The appointment is open to all Nevada lawyers with at least two years residency in the state and 10 years of legal experience.
The others who applied are Deputy AG Andrea Barraclough, Evan Beavers of the state Business and Industry Department, Las Vegas lawyer Chris Davis, Tom Gregory and Doug Ritchie of the Douglas DA’s office, James Hales of Minden, Cassandra Jones of Gardnerville and Doug Rands of Reno.
The Judicial Selection Commission will now conduct background investigations, accept public comment and interview the candidates.
The commission then recommends three finalists to the governor who makes the final decision on who to appoint.
The appointee serves until the next General Election when he or she must run for the office to keep it.