Nominees announced for 3rd District Juvenile Court vacancy

Published: Friday, Dec. 13 2013 2:37 p.m. MST

The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court.

Jordan Allred, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court.

The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Andrew A. Valdez on Nov. 1. The 3rd District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

The nominees for the vacancy are Steven K. Beck, lead attorney, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office; David R. Brickey, Summit County attorney; Tracy S. Mills, attorney, Office of the Guardian ad Litem; Sophia Moore, attorney at law; and Tupakk A. G. Renteria, deputy district attorney, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.

Written comments can be submitted to 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission Chairwoman Deirdre Straight at judicialvacancies@utah.gov or the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330.

The deadline for written comments is noon Dec. 23. The commission may request further information or conduct an investigation of the nominees after reviewing public comments. After the public comment period, the names will be sent to Gov. Gary Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. The appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

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