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The Judicial Nominating Commissions select and nominate to the Governor persons found by the Commission to be legally and most fully professionally qualified to fill a vacancy. The table includes all current vacancies. Once the close date to a vacancy passes, the names of all applicants will be listed. The public is encouraged to participate in the selection process by submitting written and signed comments concerning the qualifications of an applicant to The Judicial Nominating Commission, c/o The Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Avenue, Building A, First Floor, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. The comments must be received at least one week prior to the Commission meeting date shown in the table below.

The Nominating Commission meets to interview all candidates. Thereafter a voting session takes place and the names of nominees are reported to the Governor. This usually occurs the same day or morning after the Commission meets. When approval is granted by the Governor's Office, the names of the individuals nominated by the Commission will be listed in the table below.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this table. Please recognize, however, that this list does not constitute official notification of individuals nominated for, or appointed to, a judicial vacancy. Rather, the official list of candidates for a vacancy is compiled by the Administrative Office of the Courts and sent to the Governor's Office. The Governor's Office officially notifies the appointed individual and releases an official notice to the public. When an appointment to a vacancy is announced by the Governor's Office, the name is highlighted in red.
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Court of Special Appeals (At Large) Retirement of the Honorable Peter B. Krauser 4/20/17

Honorable Krystal Quinn Alves
Claudia Adeline Barber
Reginald Stewart Barroll
Cathleen Cawley Brockmeyer
Joseph Edward Carey
Gardner Mareen Duvall
Matthew John Fader
Kurt James Fischer
Nancy Susanne Forster
William Hambler Jones
Brian Scott Kleinbord
Steven Michael Klepper
Erik Gerrard Light
Jeremy Mark McCoy
James Bradford McCullough
Michelle Renae Mitchell
Paul David Raschke
Henry Mark Stichel
Honorable Sean Daniel Wallace
**Andrew Howard Baida
**Honorable Judith Claibourne Ensor
**Karen Louise Federman Henry
**Honorable Cathy Hollenberg Serrette
**Honorable Edward Gregory Wells
**Honorable Pamela Janice White
**Martin Eugene Wolf
**Phillip Robert Zuber

June 6 & 7, 2017    
             
Circuit Court for Charles County Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Thomas R. Simpson, Jr. 5/10/17

**Patrick Joseph Devine
**Mistey Lynn Metzgar

6/29/17    
Circuit Court for Washington County Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable M. Kenneth Long, Jr. 5/10/17

**G. Clair Baker, Jr.
**Eric Alan Reed
**Andrew Fisher Wilkinson

6/22/17    
Circuit Court for Montgomery County Retirement of the Honorable Joseph M. Quirk 2/23/17

Carlos Federico Acosta
James Alfred Bonifant
Magdalena Albornoz Boynton
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
Maria Christina Hamilton
Gerald William Heller
Kevin Gerard Hessler
Thomas Paul Johnson, III
Maura Louise Lynch
Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
Honorable John Christian Moffett
Honorable Eric John Nee
Marylin Pierre
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
Honorable Zuberi Bakari Williams
Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Samantha M. Williams

3/31/17 James Alfred Bonifant
Gerald William Heller
Kevin Gerard Hessler
Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Samantha M. Williams
 
Circuit Court for Harford County Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable William O. Carr 4/25/17

**Honorable David Earl Carey
**Anthony Joseph DiPaula
**Kerwin Anthony Miller
**Diane Adkins Tobin
**Martin Eugene Wolf

6/15/17    
Circuit Court for Kent County Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Paul M. Bowman 4/25/17   6/8/17    
District Court for Prince George's County Elevation of the Honorable Tiffany H. Anderson and the Honorable Robin D. Gill Bright to the Circuit Court 2/9/17

Daniel Ray Bendt
Scott Michael Carrington
Cheri Nicole Simpkins Gardner
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Honorable Erik Howard Nyce
Franklin Dale Shelton
**LaKeecia Renee Allen
**Gerald A. A. Collins
**Michael Charles Conway
**Wytonja LaCheryl Curry
**ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey
**Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach

3/30/17 Scott Michael Carrington
Cheri Nicole Simpkins Gardner
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Honorable Erik Howard Nyce
**LaKeecia Renee Allen
**Gerald A. A. Collins
**Michael Charles Conway
**Wytonja LaCheryl Curry
**ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey
**Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach
 

Circuit Court for Somerset County

 

Retirement of the Honorable Daniel M. Long

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3/22/17

James Harry Porter, Jr.
Daniel William Powell
Ajene Moleto Turnbull
Jennifer Marie Turnbull

5/1/17    
Circuit Court for Baltimore City Retirement of the Honorable Stephen J. Sfekas 3/2/17

Geoffrey Giles Hengerer withdrew
Mark Joseph Austra Jaskulski
Dana Michele Middleton
Honorable Devy Patterson Russell
Honorable Gregory Sampson
Honorable Michael Stephen Studdard
Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III
**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr.
**Hope Tipton

4/28/17    

**Individuals who were nominated for a judicial vacancy but who were not appointed by the Governor become part of a pool that will be considered automatically for each vacancy on the same court occurring within two years after submission of the initial list.