*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
March 4th, 2015
*UTAH SENATE INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON JUDICIAL NOMINEE*
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Governor Herbert’s appointment of Paige Peterson to the Third District Court
Those who desire to comment should contact Mr. Michael Christensen at the
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, Utah State Capitol
Campus, House Building, Suite W210, PO Box 145210, Salt Lake City, Utah
84114-5210, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015. All statements should
include the respondent’s name, telephone number, and mailing address.
The Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee will discuss Petersen’s
appointment in a public meeting in the near future. The committee will
issue a report to the full senate prior to a confirmation vote. If
confirmed, Peterson will fill the vacancy that resulted from the
confirmation of Judge Kate Toomey
as a member
of the Utah Court of Appeals.
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1. The Judicial Confirmation Committee’s schedule, agendas and audio
archives are posted online at
2. Members of the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee are: Sen. Scott
Jenkins – Chair, Sen. Lyle Hillyard, Sen. Jim Dabakis, Sen. Peter Knudson,
Sen. Karen Mayne, Sen. Steve Urquhart, and Sen. Todd Weiler.
3. Governor Herbert’s press release re: Paige Peterson’s appointment is