Eight apply for Fairbanks court vacancy

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Eight people have applied to fill the state Superior Court seat in Fairbanks being vacated by Judge Mary Greene.

Greene announced this month that she is stepping down to take a job with the University of Alaska's Office of General Counsel.

The Alaska Judicial Council has been collecting the applications and will ask members of the Alaska Bar Association to complete surveys about each candidate. The candidates will be interviewed in March and the names of finalists will be submitted to Gov. Frank Murkowski who will then have 45 days to make an appointment.

Those who've applied for the seat are:

--Lori Bodwell, 36, a private practice lawyer,

--David Burglin, 49, an assistant district attorney,

--John Franich, 50, a staff attorney with the Office of Public Advocacy

--Patrick Hammers, 51, a magistrate,

--Jeffrey O'Bryant, 51, an assistant district attorney,

--Randy Olsen, 52, an assistant attorney general,

--Karla Taylor-Welch, 47, an assistant attorney general

--Christopher Zimmerman, 53, private practice lawyer.

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