FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2007
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR’S JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEARCHING TO FILL VACANCY
(Jackson, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to fill the vacancy on the Yazoo County Court as a result of Judge Hudson Lloyd Thomas’ recent death.
“We were all deeply saddened by the loss of Judge Thomas,” Governor Barbour said. “We will work hard to ensure that only the most qualified, conscientious, dedicated and reputable people are considered to continue his good works as judge of the Yazoo County Court and Youth Court.”
The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will review nominees in accordance with Executive Order 914 and make recommendations to the Governor. The 31-member committee includes a chairman and ten attorneys from each of the state’s Supreme Court Districts.
Anyone interested in applying for this position, who has not yet applied, or is interested in recommending prospective candidates, should contact the Governor’s Chief Counsel at 601-576-2038 or Ed Brunini, Jr., chairman of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee at 601-948-3101. The deadline for submitting applications and recommendations is January 29, 2007.