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August 26, 2013

3 make short list for Garrett judge

Governor to have final say

OAKLAND — The Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Commission District 5 has chosen three names to forward to the governor for consideration for the position of Garrett County District Court judge.

Stephan Moylan, Raymond Strubin and Daryl Walters were found to be legally and most fully qualified for the appointment to district court, according to a letter from the Administrative Office of the Courts to the governor.

The commission selected the nominations via a secret written ballot Aug. 20. Prior to the vote the commission conducted extensive interviews and reviewed all available information on the candidates.

Moylan is assistant public defender for the state of Maryland. Strubin is with the Garrett County District 12 Office of the Public Defender and Walters is master for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland.

The names will be forwarded to Gov. Martin O’ Malley, who will make the final appointment. There is no time frame for O’Malley to make the appointment, according to Kathleen Stafford, administrative clerk for Allegany County District Court. Hopefully, he makes the appointment soon, she said.

The district court judge position was left vacant following Judge Leonard Eiswert’s mandatory retirement, effective March 21.

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