FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2012) — A judicial nominating commission included Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, and two other attorneys Thursday on their list of nominees for a vacant circuit court seat in the lawmaker’s southern Kentucky district, reports the Herald Leader.
In a statement, Williams — who ran unsuccessfully last year for the governor’s office — said if he is appointed, he will accept the position.
Also nominated were Angela M. Capps and Stephen Douglas Hurt. Capps, a public defender in Clinton County, served as the Cumberland County Attorney from 2007 to 2011. Douglas Hurt is a former district court judge who has served as a senior-status judge since he retired in 2009.
The 40th Circuit Court covers Cumberland, Clinton and Monroe counties. The judgeship had been held by Eddie Lovelace, who died unexpectedly in September.
Gov. Steve Beshear has 60 days to consider the nominees and appoint a judge.
The Herald Leader report says if Williams is appointed, his retirement income could double. Read the full story here.