CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection today named three finalists to fill the vacancy on the Seventh Judicial District Court bench that is the occurring because of the retirement of District Judge Dan Papez after 30 years of public service, including 20 years on the bench, Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Kristina Pickering announced.
The nominees were selected following interviews by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection on January 23, 2013 in Ely. The names of the finalists have been sent to Governor Brian Sandoval, who will appoint the new judges from the list.
The Commission’s three nominees for Judge Papez’s seat, in alphabetical order, are:
•Kelly C. Brown, 53, Ely, White Pine County District Attorney
•Gary E. Fairman, 60, Ely, with Gary D. Fairman, P.C.
•Robert E. Gaston, 73, Las Vegas, with Gaston Resolution