Maryland Judicial Vacancies

Pool Candidates

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. 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.

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

*We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Susan Souder

Close Date @4:30pm:
Applicants Pool **:

**Michael Salvatore Barranco
**Douglas Windsor Biser
**John Philip Cox
**Gerald Chester Ruter
**Honorable Philip Nicholas Tirabassi

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Nominees Pool **:

*We are not currently accepting applications for this vacancy.

Reason for Vacancy:

Elevation of the Honorable Gregory Sampson to Circuit Court

Close Date @4:30pm:
Applicants Pool **:

**Laurie Bennett 
**Kristin Elizabeth Blumer            
**Darren Lee Kadish

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Nominees Pool **:

NOTE:  The Anne Arundel County Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled to meet on both Monday, September 24 and Tuesday, September 25.

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Jonas D. Legum

Close Date @4:30pm:
08/09/2018
Applicants Pool **:
Comm. Mtg:
09-24-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Hassan A. El-Amin
Upcoming Retirement of the Honorable Dwight D. Jackson

Close Date @4:30pm:
07/02/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Honorable Clayton Anthony Aarons
Gerald A. A. Collins
Wytonja LaCheryl Curry
Althea Rebecca Stewart Jones
Antoini Martin Jones
ShaRon Marie Grayson Kelsey
Alison Yvette Leonard-Leach
Kimberly Vicena Lewis
Jared Michael McCarthy
Raymond Jerome Vanzego, Jr. Withdrew
Honorable Ann Louise Wagner-Stewart
Rhonda Alexis Wood
**Michael Charles Conway
**Elveta Michele Martin

Comm. Mtg:
08-13-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable O. John Cejka, Jr.

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/06/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Mark Howard Anders
Anthony Michael Cecala
Kathleen Diane English
Julia Ann Minner
Eric William Schaffer
Margaret Alice Teahan
Chad Wilson Weddle

Comm. Mtg:
07-23-2018
Nominees Pool **:

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Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Karen H. Abrams

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/04/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Joseph Michael Stanalonis
James Lee Tanavage

Comm. Mtg:
06-25-2018
Nominees Pool **:

Joseph Michael Stanalonis
James Lee Tanavage

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Paul F. Harris, Jr.
Retirement of the Honorable Paul G. Goetzke

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/04/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Elizabeth Lynn Adams
Pamela Knoop Alban
Peter George Byrnes, Jr.
Robert Henry Brooke Cawood
Christine Marie Celeste
Claude de Vastey Jones
Timothy William Fitzmaurice
Andrew Brian Greenspan
Mark Wayne Howes
Rickey Nelson Jones
Gregory Michael Kline
Michael Lee May
Elizabeth Sheree Morris
Tracey Louise Parker-Warren
Robert Jeffrey Thompson
**John Francis Gunning
**Charles Jay Muskin
**David Patrick Putzi
**Lorrianne Jeanette Rice     

Comm. Mtg:
07-31-2018
Nominees Pool **:
Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Helen I. Harrington

Close Date @4:30pm:
05/09/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Shara Gabrielle Hendler
Honorable William Louis Hennessy
Kenneth William Prien
**Monise Alexis Brown 
**Patrick Joseph Devine 
**Makeba Gibbs 
**Mistey Lynn Metzgar

Comm. Mtg:
06-19-2018
Nominees Pool **:

Honorable William Louis Hennessy
**Monise Alexis Brown 
**Patrick Joseph Devine 
**Makeba Gibbs 
**Mistey Lynn Metzgar

Reason for Vacancy:

Retirement of the Honorable Victor K. Butanis

Close Date @4:30pm:
06/27/2018
Applicants Pool **:

Jeffrey Nelson Burger
Angela Chong Diehl
Alison Marie Healey
James Edward Hock, Jr.
John Mark Magee
Trenna Laurel Manners
Kerwin Anthony Miller, Sr.
Gavin Malachi Patashnick
David Wesley Ryden
Carl Ridgeley Schlaich
Dennis John Shaffer
Christopher Robb vanRoden
Donald Foster Walter, Jr.

Comm. Mtg:
07-26-2018
Nominees Pool **: