Judicial Nominating Committee
Coordinates the balloting process for choosing candidates to submit to the North Carolina governor in filling vacancies on the 26th Judicial District Court bench.
|2019-20 Chair||2019-20 Vice Chair|
|Michael J. Greene
|Maria G.B. Long
Tania N. Archer
Cary B. Davis
Richard A. Elkins
Steve W. Kearney
Richard F. Kronk
Lee A. Peindl
Noell P. Tin
Shannon R. Reid
VOLUNTEER NEED / COMMITMENT
The Judicial Nominating Committee meets only as needed upon notice of an upcoming out-of-cycle judicial vacancy on the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Court bench. The committee oversees the balloting process for submitting nominations to the North Carolina governor in filling such vacancy.
2018-19 Judicial Nominating Committee Report
Martin L. White, Chair and Michael J. Greene, Vice-Chair
Periodically, it becomes incumbent upon the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB)/26th Judicial District Bar to participate in the process set forth in North Carolina General Statutes Section 7A-142, which pertains to the process of filling out-of-cycle vacancies in the office of district court judge. This year, Judges Louis A. Trosch Jr. and Ronald L. Chapman vacated their District Court seats. As such, the Judicial Nominating Committee coordinated the MCB’s nominating and balloting process for candidates to fill those vacancies.
Through the process to fill Judge Trosch’s vacancy, the MCB elected a single nominee, Donald Cureton, Jr., on January 22, 2019. A total of 851 MCB members submitted ballots. The Governor subsequently appointed Judge Cureton to that seat on February 28, 2019. Judge Cureton’s term will expire on December 31, 2020.
Though the process to fill Judge Chapman’s vacancy, the MCB submitted the names of three nominees to the Governor on June 13, 2019. Those nominees, in order of finish and with the weighted vote totals, were as follows: Alicia D. Brooks (1761 points), Rex Marvel (1408 points), and John R. Anderson (584 points). A total of 925 MCB members submitted ballots. As of the date of this report, June 20, 2019, the Governor has not announced an appointment to fill that vacancy. The term for that seat will expire on December 31, 2020.