Nominees announced for 2nd District Juvenile Court vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY – The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 2nd District Juvenile Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge J. Mark Andrus, effective Dec. 1, 2016. The 2nd Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Blake Hills, unit chief, Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office; Camille Neider, attorney/owner, Hutchinson Neider, PC; Robert Neill, unit chief, deputy district attorney, Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office; Cristina Ortega, deputy county attorney, Davis County Attorney’s Office; Ryan Perkins, deputy county attorney, Davis County Attorney’s Office.

Written comments can be submitted to the 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Mark Johnson at judicialvacancies@utah.gov or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is noon Sept. 7, 2016. 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 Gov. Gary R. Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Herbert’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.