The Sanpete County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for upcoming vacancies in the Ephraim and Moroni justice courts. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who retired June 30.

EPHRAIM — The Sanpete County Nominating Commission has selected four nominees for upcoming vacancies in the Ephraim and Moroni justice courts. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who retired June 30.

Following are the nominees, their place of employment and residence:

• Larry W. Evans, adjunct professor at Utah Valley University and deputy for the Utah County sheriff’s deputy, resident of Springville

• Mark Kay McIff, justice court judge for Fairview, Fountain Green, Piute County, Sevier County and Spring City; resident of Richfield

• Rodney William Rivers, general counsel at First Colony Mortgage, resident of Lindon

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• Stephen William Whiting, attorney at Whiting and Jardine LLC; resident of Vineyard

A comment period will be held through Thursdsay before a final candidate is selected by the mayors of Moroni and Ephraim, who have 30 days to make appointments. Each appointment is subject to ratification by the City Council in each city. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointments. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, [email protected]