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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.
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Appointed
(Date of Appointment)

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    
Circuit Court for Charles County New Judgeship (1)
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)
9/14/16

Monise Alexis Brown
Adrienne Morgan Davis
Patrick Joseph Devine
Makeba Gibbs
William Robert Greer, Jr.
Mistey Lynn Metzgar
Elizabeth Dorothy Theobalds
Kurt William Wolfgang

10/27/16 Patrick Joseph Devine
William Robert Greer, Jr.
Mistey Lynn Metzgar
 
District Court for Montgomery County

New Judgeship (1)
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session);
Upcoming 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
 
Circuit Court for Baltimore City New Judgeships (2) - Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session); Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable John A. Howard 8/15/16

Charles Mario Blomquist
Charles Henry Dorsey, III
Roya May Hanna
John Stanley Nugent
Todd Harris Oppenheim
Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
Honorable Devy Patterson Russell
Jennifer Bridget Schiffer
Michael Stephen Studdard (withdrew)
Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr.
Hope Tipton

10/4/16 Charles Mario Blomquist
Charles Henry Dorsey, III
John Stanley Nugent
Honorable Flynn Marcus Owens
Jennifer Bridget Schiffer
Robert Kinsey Taylor, Jr.
Hope Tipton
 
Circuit Court for Harford County New Judgeship (1)
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)
8/22/16

William Guy Christoforo
Anthony Joseph DiPaula
Alison Marie Healey
Paul W. Ishak
William Henry Klumpp, Jr.
Robert Scott McCord
Kerwin Anthony Miller
Howard Wayne Norman, Jr.
Gavin Malachi Patashnick **Honorable David Earl Carey
**Diane Adkins Tobin
**Martin Eugene Wolf

9/30/16

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

 
Circuit Court for Prince George's County Retirement of the Honorable Larnzell Martin, Jr.; Elevation of the Honorable Melanie M. Shaw Geter; New Judgeship - Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)

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8/22/16

Honorable Tiffany Hanna Anderson
Honorable Robin Dana Gill Bright
Scott Michael Carrington
Michael Charles Conway
Jeffrey Lee Harding
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey
Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach
Elveta Michele Martin
Honorable Joseph Leroy Wright
**Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Peter Kevin Killough
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**William Antoine Snoddy
**Judy Lynn Woodall

9/26/16 Honorable Tiffany Hanna Anderson
Honorable Robin Dana Gill Bright
Michael Charles Conway
Elveta Michele Martin
**Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
**Honorable Brian Charles Denton
**Peter Kevin Killough
**Honorable Thurman Haywood Rhodes
**William Antoine Snoddy
**Judy Lynn Woodall






 
Circuit Court for Baltimore County New Judgeships (2)
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)
8/8/16

Andrew Gerard Bailey
Michael Salvatore Barranco
Kevin Lee Beard
Douglas Windsor Biser
Mary Cina Chalawsky
Robert Alec Cohen
John Philip Cox
Marc Anthony DeSimone
Bambi Caroline Beverly Glenn
Garret Peter Glennon
Thomas Scott Hood
Robert Wayne Lazzaro
Dennis Michael Robinson, Jr.
Craig Alfred Ross
Gerald Chester Ruter
Honorable Philip Nicholas Tirabassi
James Thomas Wallner
**Andrew Martin Battista
**Robin Sue Coffin
**Charles Carey Deeley, Jr.
**Kristine Anne Howanski
**Margaret Moran McKee

9/22/16 Michael Salvatore Barranco
Douglas Windsor Biser
John Philip Cox
Dennis Michael Robinson, Jr.
Gerald Chester Ruter
Honorable Philip Nicholas Tirabassi
**Andrew Martin Battista
**Robin Sue Coffin
**Charles Carey Deeley, Jr.
**Kristine Anne Howanski
**Margaret Moran McKee
Dennis Michael Robinson, Jr. (11/16/16)
**Charles Carey Deeley, Jr. (11/16/16)
Circuit Court for Frederick County New Judgeship (1)
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)
8/15/16 Honorable Oliver John Cejka
Michael Joseph Chomel
Julia Augusta Martz-Fisher
Belinda Cooper Matlock (withdrew)
Julia Ann Minner
Joseph Charles Smith, III
**Honorable Dino Ernesto Flores, Jr.
(withdrew)
**Howard Leslie Metz
**Margaret Alice Teahan
9/20/16 Honorable Oliver John Cejka
Julia Augusta Martz-Fisher
Julia Ann Minner
**Howard Leslie Metz
**Margaret Alice Teahan
Julia Augusta Martz-Fisher (11/11/16)
Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County New Judgeship (1)
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)
8/4/16

Pamela Knoop Alban
Christine Marie Celeste
Mark Walter Crooks
Annette DeCesaris
Sloane Renauld Franklin
John Francis Gunning
Mark Wayne Howes
Ginina Alexandra Jackson-Stevenson
Rickey Nelson Jones
Anne Colt Leitess
Kenneth G. Macleay
Charles Jay Muskin
David Patrick Putzi
Lorrianne Jeanette Rice
Robert Jeffrey Thompson
**Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
**Andrew Brian Greenspan
**Michael Lee May
**Kathleen Elizabeth Rogers

9/13/16 Mark Walter Crooks
John Francis Gunning
Charles Jay Muskin
David Patrick Putzi
Lorrianne Jeanette Rice
**Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
**Andrew Brian Greenspan
**Michael Lee May
**Kathleen Elizabeth Rogers
Mark Walter Crooks (11/11/16)
Circuit Court for Washington County Elevation of the Honorable Donald E. Beachley 7/26/16 G. Clair Baker, Jr.
Mark Kenneth Boyer
Joseph Scott Michael
Michael Ellsworth Nehring
Eric Alan Reed
Andrew Fisher Wilkinson
Brett Robert Wilson
8/31/16 G. Clair Baker, Jr.
Mark Kenneth Boyer
Eric Alan Reed
Andrew Fisher Wilkinson
Mark Kenneth Boyer (10/21/16)
District Court for Calvert County Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Robert B. Riddle 7/11/16

Renee Esther Battle-Brooks
Joseph Edward Carey
Mark Wayne Carmean
Tracey Ann McKirgan
Leslie Florestano Peek
Robyn Steele Ennis Riddle
Justin Joel Sasser
Kenneth David Wilcox

8/26/16 Joseph Edward Carey
Mark Wayne Carmean
Tracey Ann McKirgan
Leslie Florestano Peek
Robyn Steele Ennis Riddle
Robyn Steele Ennis Riddle (10/21/16)
Circuit Court for Montgomery County New Judgeships (2)
Enactment of Chapter 91 (2016 General Assembly Legislative Session)
7/14/16

Carlos Federico Acosta
Magdalena Albornoz Boynton
Theresa Michelle Chernosky
Honorable Jeannie Eun-Kyung Cho
Gwenlynn Whittle D'Souza (withdrew)
Karen Anne Ferretti
Kenneth Andrew Grigg, Jr.
Thomas Paul Johnson, III
Ayesha Naseem Khan
Honorable Eric John Nee
Marylin Pierre
Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
Deborah Murrell Whelihan
Honorable Zuberi Bakari Williams
**James Alfred Bonifant
**Debra Lynn Dwyer
**Gerald William Heller
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Samantha M. Williams
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

8/19/16

Theresa Michelle Chernosky
Honorable Jeannie Eun-Kyung Cho
Honorable James Bernard Sarsfield
Honorable Margaret Marie Schweitzer
**James Alfred Bonifant
**Debra Lynn Dwyer
**Gerald William Heller
**David Warren Lease
**Honorable Patricia Lynn Mitchell
**Samantha M. Williams
**Clark Emanuel Wisor, III

Honorable Jeannie Eun-Kyung Cho (10/21/16)
**Debra Lynn Dwyer (10/21/16)

**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.