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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.


Court Reason for Vacancy Close Date
4:30 p.m.
Applicants
**Pool
Comm. Mtg Nominees
**Pool

Appointed
(Date of Appointment)

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

**LaKeecia Renee Allen
**Gerald A. A. Collins
**Michael Charles Conway
**Wytonja LaCheryl Curry
**ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey
**Alison Yvette Leonard-Leech

late March 2017; exact date TBD    
Circuit Court for Somerset County Retirement of the Honorable Daniel M. Long 11/3/16

Daniel William Powell
Honorable Paula Ann Price
Jennifer Marie Turnbull
Ajene Moleto Turnbull

12/5/16 Honorable Paula Ann Price Honorable Paula Ann Price (01/17/17)
District Court for Montgomery County

New Judgeship
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)

9/8/16

Paul Case Aiken, II
Stephen Francis Allen
James Joseph Dietrich
Karen Anne Ferretti
David Carter Gardner
Michael Ormond Glynn, III
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
John Thomas Henderson, Jr.
Thomas Paul Johnson, III
Mary Kathryn Knight
Sherri Debra Koch
David Warren Lease
Marina Lolley Sabett
David Alfred Schiller
Kenneth Alan Vogel
Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**David Keith Felsen
**Rand Lewis Gelber

10/21/16 Karen Anne Ferretti
Michael Ormond Glynn, III
Sherri Debra Koch
David Warren Lease
Marina Lolley Sabett
Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**David Keith Felsen
**Rand Lewis Gelber
**Rand Lewis Gelber (12/21/16)
District Court for Montgomery County Retirement of the Honorable William G. Simmons 9/8/16 Paul Case Aiken, II
Stephen Francis Allen
James Joseph Dietrich
Karen Anne Ferretti
David Carter Gardner
Michael Ormond Glynn, III
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
John Thomas Henderson, Jr.
Thomas Paul Johnson, III
Mary Kathryn Knight
Sherri Debra Koch
David Warren Lease
Marina Lolley Sabett
David Alfred Schiller
Kenneth Alan Vogel
Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**David Keith Felsen
**Rand Lewis Gelber
10/21/16 Karen Anne Ferretti
Michael Ormond Glynn, III
Sherri Debra Koch
David Warren Lease
Marina Lolley Sabett
Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**David Keith Felsen
**Rand Lewis Gelber
Sherri Debra Koch (12/21/16)
District Court for Montgomery County Elevation of the Honorable Jeannie E. Cho to the Circuit Court -- **Karen Anne Ferretti
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III
**Sherri Debra Koch
**David Warren Lease
**Marina Lolley Sabett
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
-- **Karen Anne Ferretti
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III
**Sherri Debra Koch
**David Warren Lease
**Marina Lolley Sabett
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**Marina Lolley Sabett (12/21/16)

**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.