Field for judgeship down to Boone, Long

February 27, 1997

The Judicial Nominating Commission for Washington County gave none of the three attorneys seeking appointment to the vacant Washington County Circuit Court judgeship enough votes Wednesday for their names to be sent to Gov. Parris Glendening for consideration.

That means M. Kenneth Long Jr. and Kennedy Boone are the only applicants for Glendening's consideration to fill the seat vacated last fall when Daniel Moylan retired.

The new applicants were:

  • Julie Hunt Blair, an attorney who practices in Washington and Frederick counties.
  • William P. Nairn, an attorney with the Hagerstown firm of Urner, Nairn and Boyer.
  • Thomas A. Wade, an attorney with a practice in Hagerstown.

The 13-member commission met and considered the three applicants, said Mike O'Malley, assistant Maryland court administrator.

But since none of the new applicants received a majority of the votes cast by members of the commission, no new names were sent to the governor, O'Malley said.


Recently Glendening said he didn't expect to make any more judicial appointments until after the General Assembly session ends in mid-April.

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