The First Judicial District Nominating Commission has submitted three names to Gov. Norm Bangerter for his consideration to replace First Circuit Judge Theodore S. Perry, who will retire Dec. 31.

The First Circuit covers Box Elder, Cache and Rich Counties.Nominees are Cache County Attorney Franklin Gunnell, 50; Burton H. Harris, 58, a senior partner in the Logan law firm of Harris, Preston, Chambers & Willmore; and Robert W. Gutke, 42, a Logan lawyer.

The nominating commission met at the Cache County Hall of Justice on Oct. 14 and interviewed 10 applicants.

Bangerter will interview the candidates and make his selection within 30 days. The Utah Senate will then have 30 days to confirm or reject the selection.