11 attorneys nominated to succeed Judge Alfred Bahakel

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Alfred Bahakel.

The Jefferson County Judicial Nominating Commission has received the names of eleven attorneys who will be considered to fill the temporary vacancy created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Alfred Bahakel.{} The nominees are Gloria Bahakel, J. Scott Boudreaux, Danny Carr, J. William Cole, Joseph Hicks, Amber Ladner, Alaric May, James H. McFerrin, Ron D. Thrasher, Everett W. Wess and James C. Whitfield.

Members of the commission will be available to interview the persons named and to receive comments from the general public.{} The process ends at 4:00 p.m. July 8, 2013.{} Members of the commission will then meet to select the names of three people to be to sent to the Governor.{} The Governor will then have the opportunity to select one of those three to serve as Circuit Judge until the next general election.