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March 7, 2018
Pamela E. Langham, Chair,
First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(850) 341-1369

The following is a list of the applicants for the County Court vacancy in Okaloosa County due to the resignation of County Court Judge T. Patterson Maney. Names of the applicants are listed below in alphabetical order. All interviews will take place on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the times denoted at the Okaloosa County Courthouse - Annex, Hearing Room 2-501, 1940 Lewis Turner Boulevard, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32547.

1. J. Bruce Bowman 9:15 AM
2. Ginger Bowden Madden 9:45 AM
3. Angela Mason 10:15 AM
4. Thomas Nixon 10:45 AM
5. Sarah V. Oberliesen 11:15 AM
LUNCH 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
6. Jonathan Schlechter 12:30 PM
7. David Stevens 1:00 PM

All interviews are open to the public. Once convened, all interviews follow respectively until all interviews are complete. Immediately following the interviews the First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will deliberate in closed session for the purpose of selecting nominees for submission to the Governor. The agenda is as follows:

9:00 AM JNC Convenes. Discussion: Protocol and Procedures for the interviews and for the closed session in the afternoon.
9:15 AM - 11:45 AM Interviews: Bowman, Madden, Mason, Nixon, Oberliesen
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Interviews: Schlechter, Stevens
1:30 PM - until finished Closed session: deliberations to select nominees for submission to the Governor

Members of the bench, bar and the public are encouraged to contact members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions. Commission members in alphabetical order are: Mr. Robert Andrade, Ms. Ginger Bouk, Mr. Michael Griffith, Ms. Kristin Hual, Pamela E. Langham, Mr. Louis Maygarden III, Major General Gary McCoy, Ms. Wanda Morgan and Mr. Bobby Whitney. Reference letters or comments can also be emailed to the Chair at [email protected]

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person(s) requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting is requested to advise Valerie Broxson, 1.850.609.5430, at least 48 hours before the meeting begins.


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[Revised: 03-07-2018]