Names of three candidates have been forwarded to Gov. Norm Bangerter by the 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission to replace retiring 7th Circuit Court Judge A. John Ruggeri. Ruggeri is scheduled to retire Dec. 31.

The 7th Circuit Court covers Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties.The commission's nominees are Price and Helper City Attorney Bruce K. Bryner, 44; Emery County Attorney Scott N. Johansen, 38; and Michael R. Jensen, 40, a partner in the Price law firm of Frandsen, Keller and Jensen.