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Governor’s Council, should the councilors know who has applied for a nominated position?

Governor’s Council, should the councilors know who has applied for a nominated position?

 

When the Governor’s Council is informed of a nomination made by the Governor, they don’t know how many people applied for the position or who applied for the position.

Whether this is a good idea or not is often a point of contention.

The Governor’s Office does not share this information with the Governor’s Council or the general public.

Currently the Judicial Nominating Commission knows who applies as do the various bar associations and members of the Judiciary themselves.  However the elected body that has the responsibility to review these appointments does not know how many people applied or who applied.

In a democracy it’s hard to imagine why the bar associations have knowledge of the nominees while our elected officials do not.

Having met many individuals in District Two who appear to be fully qualified and willing to serve as a judge, I am surprised by the nominations that do make it through, as they are not always the most qualified individuals. 

I advocate for openness and transparency of the process, knowing how many people are a applying and who is applying is the openness and transparency I believe will improve the current system. 

 

If there is anything you would like to know about the Council please feel free to contact me at

patrickmccabegovernorscouncil@gmail.com

To learn more about the council and what it is currently doing please check out my site

patrickmccabegovernorscouncil.com

and like it on facebook

 

Patrick McCabe

Candidate for Governor's Council District Two

Primary Thursday September 6, 2012

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