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August 8, 2019
CONTACT: Varinia Van Ness, Chair, [email protected]
Twelfth Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 941-362-3560

The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center, 2002 Ringling Blvd., in Sarasota in the Court Administration’s 8th Floor Conference Room starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until the meeting is concluded. The purpose of the meeting will be to interview applicants to fill the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court seat created by the passing of House Bill 5011.

The applicants selected for interview by the JNC, along with the 12th Circuit JNC commissioner designated to conduct further investigation of said applicant, are as follows:

Applicant                                                       JNC Investigative Commissioner

Shannon Hankin                                             Patrick Neal

Marc Gillman                                                  Nancy Cason

Paul Grondahl                                                 Carly Lambert

Andrea Johnson                                              Bonnie Polk

Adria M. Jensen                                              Ron Filipowski

Stephanie L. Murphy                                      Hunter Norton

Paul Olah                                                          Will Robinson

Matthew Whyte                                              Hunter Norton

The Commission encourages individuals with information regarding the character, fitness and qualification for judicial appointment of any the above applicants to reach out to the JNC Investigative commissioner assigned to said applicant, as set forth above.

The applicant interview schedule for the interviews to be held by the 12th Circuit JNC on Aug. 29, will proceed as follows:

9 – 9:10 a.m.                    Roll Call

Applicant interviews – Open to the Public

9:10 – 9:55 a.m.              Shannon Hankin

10 – 10:45 a.m.                 Marc Gilman

10:50 – 11:35 a.m.            Paul F. Grondahl

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Andrea Johnson

12 – 12:30 p.m.                 LUNCH

Preliminary deliberations (closed deliberative session)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.              Adria M. Jensen

1:20 – 2:05 p.m.                Stephanie L. Murphy

2:10 – 2:30 p.m.                Paul Olah

2:35 – 2:55 p.m.                Matt Whyte

3:00 p.m.- completion     Final Deliberations (Closed deliberative session)

The 12th Circuit JNC members are: Varinia Van Ness (Chairwoman), Hunter Norton (Vice-Chair), Nancy Cason, Pat Neal, Bonnie Polk, Will Robinson, Carly Lambert, Ron Filipkowski and James Rolfes.


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