20TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES
The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met for the purpose of selecting and submitting the names of highly qualified lawyers for appointment to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit following the retirement of Judge Hugh Hayes and the resignation of Judge Scott Cupp.
The Commission conducted interviews with 20 applicants on Feb. 17, 2023. On behalf of my fellow Commissioners, I am pleased to forward the following names for consideration and appointment to the bench (in alphabetical order):
Nominees for Judge Hayes’ seat: Nominees for Judge Cupp’s seat:
Kimberly Bocelli Kimberly Bocelli
Deborah Cunningham Deborah Cunningham
Russell Kirshy Russell Kirshy
Ryan Kuhl Ryan Kuhl
Honorable Erik Leontiev Honorable Erik Leontiev
Geraldo Olivo Geraldo Olivo
Original, unredacted copies of the applications submitted by the certified nominees, as well as all investigative material, will be sent via separate e-mail.