Judicial Watch

Process for New Judge Under Way

Judge Samuelson with the Sixth Judicial District is retiring.

Seven candidates are applying for the seat – they include Greg Ariza from Omaha, Francis Barron the Third from Arlington, Patrick Lee of Kearney, Mark Rafferty of Omaha, Timothy Schulz of Fremont, Christine Thornton of Omaha and Desirae Solomon of Omaha. Ms. Solomon is currently the city attorney for Blair and works with the Washington County Attorney’s office as well.

A public hearing of the judicial nominating committee is a week from this Friday – January 31st at 10 a.m. in the District Court Room of the Washington County Court House. The hearing is open to the public.

The Sixth Judicial District includes Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington Counties.