March 25, 2023


| 2/21/2023

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.

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