By Sid Riley
In March of this year 14th Circuit Judge, Richard Albritton retired from his position. During the open application period which ended on April 29, a total of twenty four applicant hopefuls threw their hat into the ring. That list has now been shortened to a total of six candidates by the Judicial nominating committee.
Local attorney Larry Basford, who currently works with the State Attorney’s office is one of those remaining for consideration. The final selection will be made by the Governor within the next sixty days. The remaining “short list” of nominees includes:
Larry Basford, David House, Bob Pell, John Fishel, Barbara Throne, and Denise Rowan.
“I am honored to have been selected as a final candidate by the Judicial Nominating Committee, and hope to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of the 14th District as their Judge”, stated Basford when interviewed by the TIMES.