Sept. 21, 2009
GOVERNOR BARBOUR'S JUDICIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEARCHING TO FILL CHANCERY COURT VACANCY
Governor Haley Barbour's Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to replace Chancery Court Judge Kennie E. Middleton of the 17th District. Judge Middleton died Friday in Natchez.
The 17th Chancery Court District includes the following four counties: Adams, Claiborne, Jefferson and Wilkinson.
"I appreciate Judge Middleton's 14 years of service on the 17th District bench, where he served admirably and well," Governor Barbour said. "Marsha and I are keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
The Governor's Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will review nominees in accordance with Executive Order 914 and make recommendations on a replacement. The 31-member committee includes a chairman and 10 attorneys from each of the state's Supreme Court Districts.
Anyone interested in applying should send 12 copies of their resume and a writing sample to Ed Brunini Jr., Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, at P.O. Box 119, Jackson, MS 39205. The deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 12, 2009. Anyone interested in recommending prospective candidates should send their letters of recommendation to Mr. Brunini at the same address.