Regional
4:37 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Three Nominated for Vacant Warren County Judicial Seat

A major step was taken Friday in filling an open judicial seat in Warren County Family Court. 

Kentucky’s Judicial Nominating Commission selected three Bowling Green attorneys whose names will be submitted to Governor Beshear for consideration. 

The nominees included James Richard Downey, David Lanphear, and Rebecca Adams Simpson.

"The committee considered several factors such as experience in the practice of family law-type cases, the depth of the practice, the amount of cases they've handled, the places they've handled those cases," said Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton.  "The committee interviewed these three and others, and selected these three."

Governor Beshear will appoint one of the nominees to serve the remaining term of the late Judge Margaret Huddleston.  Beshear has 60 days to make the appointment or the duty falls to Supreme Court Chief Justice Minton.

Lanphear and Simpson are among six attorneys who have filed to run in the November election for a full term.  The others candidates are Rebecca Gibson, Ralph Beck, Jennifer Brinkley, and John McCracken.