Sure enough, David Williams' name is on list for judgeship and will accept if nominated

10/25/2012 10:58 AM

Senate President David Williams is one of three names on a list of nominees to replace the late Eddie Lovelace as circuit judge in Williams’ home county of Cumberland as well as Clinton and Monroe counties.

And in a one-sentence statement, Williams said he will accept the appointment if the governor picks him.

“I am appreciative of the nomination and if the governor appoints me, I will accept the position,” Williams’ statement said.

A nominating committee appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear met today in Burksville to pick the list of possible appointments for the now open judgeship, which also included Clinton County public defender Angela M. Capps and Stephen Douglas Hurt, who is a senior judge after retiring as a district judge.

Beshear has 60 days to pick the next judge for the 40th Judicial Circuit. The appointee will serve out the remaining two years of the term of Lovelace, who died in September.

Beshear has said he would not rule out appointing Williams to the open judgeship.

Williams told Pure Politics he viewed the judgeship as a professional opportunity and outlined other reasons he was strongly considering it, if Beshear appoints him.


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