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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.

NOTE: Please only submit applications for vacancies that have a closing date listed.


Court Reason for Vacancy Close Date
4:30 p.m.
Applicants
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Appointed
(Date of Appointment)

District Court for Carroll County Retirement of the Honorable JoAnn M. Elllinghaus-Jones 6/27/17

Laura Guadalupe Morton Coleman
Edward John Coyne
H. Scott Curtis
Erin Margaret Danz
James Michael Earp
Gail Denise Kessler
Laura Bare Kozlowski
Lee McNulty
Maria Louise Oesterreicher
Edward Joseph Puls, Jr.
Miltiadis Nikolaos Theologou
Arlene Lew Thompson
Steven Lee Tiedemann

8/24/17 Edward John Coyne
Erin Margaret Danz
James Michael Earp
Laura Bare Kozlowski
Erin Margaret Danz (12/11/17)
Circuit Court for Montgomery County Retirement of the Honorable Marielsa A. Bernard 9/7/17 Jill Reid Cummins
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
Alec Michael Lewis
Honorable John Christian Moffett
Marylin Pierre
Ayo Mario Stevens
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Gerald William Heller
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Samantha M. Williams
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
10/20/17 Jill Reid Cummins
Honorable John Christian Moffett 
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Gerald William Heller
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Samantha M. Williams
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**David Warren Lease (12/11/17)
Circuit Court for Montgomery County Retirement of the Honorable John W. Debelius, III 9/7/17

Jill Reid Cummins
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
Alec Michael Lewis
Honorable John Christian Moffett
Marylin Pierre
Ayo Mario Stevens
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Gerald William Heller
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Samantha M. Williams
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

10/20/17

Jill Reid Cummins
Honorable John Christian Moffett 
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Gerald William Heller
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Samantha M. Williams
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer (12/11/17)
Circuit Court for Montgomery County Term Expiration of the Honorable Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. ----

**Jill Reid Cummins
**Honorable John Christian Moffett 
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Gerald William Heller
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

---- **Jill Reid Cummins
**Honorable John Christian Moffett 
**Theresa Michelle Chernosky
**Gerald William Heller
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
**Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
**Jill Reid Cummins (12/11/17)
Circuit Court for Baltimore City Retirement of the Honorable Alfred Nance ----

**Charles Mario Blomquist
**Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
**Honorable Gregory Sampson
**Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr.
**Hope Tipton
**Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter, III

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District Court for Talbot County Retirement of the Honorable William H. Adkins, III 10/12/17

Henry Phillips Dove
Thomas Frederick Filbert
Ellen Barry Grunden
William Carroll Hollis, III
Karen Reisinger Ketterman
Kara Maria Miller withdrew
Christine Dulla Rickard

11/15/17 Henry Phillips Dove
William Carroll Hollis, III
Karen Reisinger Ketterman
 
Circuit Court for Worcester County Retirement of the Honorable Thomas C. Groton, III; Retirement of the Honorable Richard R. Bloxom 9/7/17

Richard John Brueckner, Jr.
Jeffrey Burton Cropper
Michael William Farlow
David Charles Gaskill
Julie Marion Guyer
Mary Margaret Kent
Beau Hendrick Oglesby
Steven William Rakow
Joseph Frederick Schanno
Regan James Reno Smith

10/10/17 Jeffrey Burton Cropper
David Charles Gaskill
Mary Margaret Kent
Beau Hendrick Oglesby
Regan James Reno Smith
 
Circuit Court for Prince George's County

Retirement of the Honorable C. Philip Nichols, Jr.

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8/4/17

LaKeecia Renee Allen
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey **Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Michael Charles Conway
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Peter Kevin Killough
**Elveta Michele Martin
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**Judy Lynn Woodall

9/13/17

**Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Michael Charles Conway
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Peter Kevin Killough
**Elveta Michele Martin
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**Judy Lynn Woodall

**Peter Kevin Killough (11/29/17)
Circuit Court for Prince George's County Retirement of the Honorable Albert W. Northrop ----

**Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Michael Charles Conway
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Peter Kevin Killough
**Elveta Michele Martin
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**Judy Lynn Woodall

---- **Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Michael Charles Conway
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Peter Kevin Killough
**Elveta Michele Martin
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**Judy Lynn Woodall
**Judy Lynn Woodall (11/29/17)
District Court for Montgomery County Retirement of the Honorable Barry A. Hamilton; Retirement of the Honorable Gary G. Everngam; Retirement of the Honorable Eugene Wolfe 6/1/17

Carlos Federico Acosta
Stephen Francis Allen
Damon LaMonte Bell
Amy Julia Bills
Magdalena Albornoz Boynton
Jill Reid Cummins
Victor Manuel Del Pino
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza
David Keith Felsen
John Thomas Henderson, Jr.
Tammy Allison Holloway
Neil Ian Jacobs
Mary Kathryn Knight
John David Lalos
Maura Louise Lynch
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Victor Emanuel Romao Palmeiro
David Alfred Schiller
Thomas Mark Tamm
Vanita Michelle Taylor
David Errol Tompkins - withdrew
Warren Edward Tydings, Jr.
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III
**David Warren Lease
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

7/7/17 Carlos Federico Acosta
Amy Julia Bills
Jill Reid Cummins
Mary Kathryn Knight
Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III
**David Warren Lease
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
 
District Court for Montgomery County Elevation of the Honorable Margaret M. Schweitzer ---- **Carlos Federico Acosta
**Amy Julia Bills
**Jill Reid Cummins
**Mary Kathryn Knight
**Aileen Elizabeth Oliver
**Deborah Murrell Whelihan
**Karen Anne Ferretti
**Michael Ormond Glynn, III
**David Warren Lease
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III
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**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.