Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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16th circuit commission releases demographics, interviewee, meeting information for Messina circuit judge vacancy in Jackson County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 10.28(d), the Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Commission announces the following demographic information relating to applicants for the vacancy on the Jackson County circuit court created by the retirement of the Honorable Edith Messina.

There are 19 applicants for the vacancy. Nine of the applicants are women, and 10 are men. There are two minority applicants. Ten applicants work in the private sector, and nine work in the public sector. The average age of the applicants is 46 years.

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all applicants. Their names are:
    Ardie Bland
    Bert Braud
    Bryan Covinsky
    P. Benjamin Cox
    Nick Cutrera
    Jo Leigh Fischer
    Michael Hunt
    Jill Katz
    Marilyn Keller
    Susan Long
    Howard Lotven
    Martina Peterson
    Jennifer Phillips
    Kyndra Stockdale
    Diane Watkins
    Brian Webb
    James Wicks
    Robert T. Willingham
    Sophie Woodworth

The commission will meet to interview the applicants Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1300 Oak Street, Kansas City, Mo., beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at approximately 4:30 p.m. The public may attend and observe the interviews. Immediately after the interviews conclude, the commission will meet to select the names of three applicants to send to the governor.


Contact: Terence G. Lord, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
(816) 889-4300

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