ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Five people have been chosen as approved applicants for a judicial vacancy, which was created when Judge Stephanie Rhoades retired.
Now, Gov. Bill Walker will have 45 days to pick one of the five individuals to fill the post.
In a news release issued Monday, the director of the Alaska Judicial Council identified the five individuals as Samantha Cherot, Craig S. Condie, Michael B. Logue, Andrew Peterson and Peter R. Ramgren.
Cherot is identified as an Alaskan resident for 31 years. She went to law school in California, and currently works as a public defender in Anchorage.
Condie is a magistrate judge in Palmer, and has lived in Alaska for 13 years.
Logue has been living in Alaska for almost 30 years, and practicing law privately for roughly 31 years.
Peterson is the assistant attorney general in the Office of Special Prosecutions in Anchorage, and has lived in the state for over 26 years.
Ramgren is a magistrate judge in Anchorage, and has lived in Alaska for 15 years.
All five applicants proceeded through the interviewing process and were selected by the Judicial Council last week.