The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission has submitted three names to Gov. Norm Bangerter for his consideration in replacing Judge John F. Wahlquist, who retired June 30.
The nominees are: M. Karlynn Hinman, 49, an attorney with the Salt Lake law firm of Kirton, McConkie and Bushnell; and two judges from 2nd Circuit Court - Judge Stanton M. Taylor, 50, and Brent West, 37.The nominating commission met in Ogden two weeks ago and interviewed 15 applicants. All the applicants underwent extensive reference and background checks. A further in-depth investigation was then done on the three nominees before they were sent to the governor.
Within 30 days, the governor will interview the candidates and make his selection. The Utah Senate then has 30 days to confirm or reject the selection.