Nominees Announced for First District Court Vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY – The First District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the district court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Ben H. Hadfield, effective August 15, 2014. The First Judicial District includes Cache, Rich and Box Elder counties.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Thomas Reed Morgan II, T.R. Morgan P.C.; Steven Anthony Combe, Utah Attorney General’s Office; Brandon Maynard, Box Elder County Attorney’s Office; Stephen Reed Hadfield, Box Elder County Attorney; and Roger Griffin, Gregory & Swapp.

Written comments can be submitted to the First District Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Jeff Packer at or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is noon May 27, 2014. The Nominating Commission may request further information or conduct an investigation of the nominees after reviewing public comments. After the public comment period, the names will be sent to Governor Gary R. Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Governor Herbert’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.