Summit County Attorney David Brickey was one of five nominees to fill a vacancy on the Third District Juvenile Court. Gov. Gary Herbert is responsible for
Summit County Attorney David Brickey was one of five nominees to fill a vacancy on the Third District Juvenile Court. Gov. Gary Herbert is responsible for appointing a nominee. (Park Record file photo)

Summit County Attorney David Brickey is one of five nominees announced for a vacancy in the Third District Juvenile Court. The nominees were selected by the Third District Judicial Nominating Commission after the retirement of Judge Andrew A. Valdez on Nov. 1.

Other nominees include Steven Beck (Lead Attorney, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office), Tracy Mills (Attorney, Office of the Guardian ad Litem), Sophia Moore (Attorney at Law) and Tupakk A.G. Renteria (Deputy District Attorney, Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office).

"I'm certainly honored to have been one of the finalists," Brickey said. "We'll see what happens. I have a couple more interviews with the governor, but it's up to Governor Herbert."

If selected to fill the vacancy, Brickey would not seek re-election as Summit County Attorney, which he previously said he is interested in doing. If selected, he would be obligated to take the position.

"Part of the application process is that if you put your name in, you'll [agree] to serve the Governor's Office," Brickey said.

Written comments about the nominees can be submitted to the Third District Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Deirdre Straight at judicialvacancies@utah.gov or the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice at P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for comments is noon on Dec. 23.

After that point, Gov.


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Herbert will have 30 days to make an appointment, who will then be subject to confirmation by the Utah State Senate.