LINCOLN – Rachel A. Daugherty, Grand Island; Lynelle D. Homolka, Central City; Thomas J. Klein, Wahoo; and Jason D. Mielak, Columbus, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, or York, York County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Michael J. Owens.
The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the District Court Courtroom at the Hamilton County Courthouse (1111 13th Street) in Aurora, Nebraska, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on March 26, 2014. The Commission will review all applicants for the office at that time. The public is welcome to attend the hearing and present information concerning candidates for the judicial opening.
A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at http://supremecourt.ne.gov/2598/fifth-district-county-district-court.
For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730. For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.