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Judicial Vacancy Applicant List and Lettters of Support
Dear Members,

The Judiciary Website has listed the applicants who have applied for The Honorable Stephen M. Waldron's Circuit Court vacancy.  For your information, the list of applicants is produced below.    

Susan Maria Affleck Bauer
Honorable Victor Kuras Butanis
Honorable David Earl Carey
Michael Hugh Andrew Daney
Anthony Joseph DiPaula
Thomas George Harrison
Paul W. Ishak
Kevin Mahoney
Robert Scott McCord
Joel Cabatingan Muneses
Howard Wayne Norman, Jr.
Damon Arthur Pace
Diane Adkins Tobin
Charles Frank Wagner
Martin Eugene Wolf

As set forth on the Judiciary website "the public is encouraged to participate in the selection process by submitting written and signed comments concerning the qualifications of an applicant to The Judicial Nominating Commission."
To submit comments:

The comments must be received at least one week prior to the commission meeting, which is scheduled for October 15, and, if necessary, October 16.  Contact information for submitting written and signed comments is included at the end of this email, and also on the HCBA website.  Should you need any additional information regarding the selection process, kindly visit the Judiciary website.


Judge Yolanda L. Curtin
President HCBA

Letters of support should be sent to the address below. Deadline for RECEIPT is October 9, 2015:

Harford County Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Debra L. Kaminski
Administrative Office of the Courts                                                     Human Resources Department
580 Taylor Avenue, Building A, First Floor
Annapolis, Maryland  21401

Letters can also be scanned and emailed directly to Ms. Kaminski (debra.kaminski@mdcourts.gov) or faxed to (410) 974-2849.  Regular mail or email is preferred.


Judicial Vacancy Information 

A notice of Vacancy on the Circuit Court for Harford County as a result of Judge Waldron's retirement was posted on the Judiciary Website. Please note the closing date for applications is September 10, 2015.  The Judicial Nomination Commission will conduct interviews on October 15, 2015, and, if necessary,October 16, 2015.  If you would like more information about the application and/or selection process, please click on the links below.

How to Apply          Judicial

General Information on the Judicial Selection Process.

PLEASE NOTE: Voting for Judicial Applicants

The Harford County Bar Association (HCBA) By-Laws provide that HCBA "qualified members" in good standing shall be permitted to vote on applicants for the judicial vacancy. Due to the delay in billing for this year's dues, by motion passed by The Executive Council, qualified members in good standing are those who are current on their 2014 dues, and newly joined "qualified members" who have paid their current dues.  "Qualified members" in good standing status will be determined as of September 10, 2015.  Therefore, those qualified members in good standing as of September 10, 2015, may cast a ballot for the upcoming judicial vacancy.  

In other words:

If you are a voting status member, and only owe this year's dues, (2015) which have yet to be billed, or are a paid up voting status new member, you are a "qualified member" in good standing and may cast a ballot for this vacancy.

If you are a voting status member who has not paid LAST year's dues (2014), then you are currently a member NOT in good standing.  If you wish to become a member in good standing, so that you may cast a ballot for this vacancy, you have until COB September 10, 2015 to submit payment.   After that date, non-payment will result in the termination of your membership.
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