5/12/2014 10:58 AM
BECKLEY - An advisory panel has
recommended five candidates to fill a judicial position serving Greenbrier and
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