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Panel recommends 5 to fill W.Va. judicial vacancy

Local - 5/12/2014 10:58 AM

BECKLEY - An advisory panel has recommended five candidates to fill a judicial position serving Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties.

The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission submitted its recommendations to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to replace 11th Judicial Circuit Judge Joseph C. Pomponio, Jr. Tomblin can choose one of the candidates or he can appoint someone else.

Pomponio retired February 28 but has continued to serve as a senior status judge. The candidates recommended by the commission include Greenbrier County prosecutor Patrick Via and two assistant prosecutors, Jennifer Dent and Britt Ludwig.

The other candidates are Kanawha County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Fred Giggenbach and Lewisburg Attorney Robert Richardson.


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