Four apply for Putnam circuit judge opening

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 16, 2012

CHARLESTON – Four people have applied to fill the Putnam Circuit Court opening left by the recent retirement of Circuit Judge O.C. "Hobby" Spaulding.

CHARLESTON – Four people have applied to fill the Putnam Circuit Court opening left by the recent retirement of Circuit Judge O.C. "Hobby" Spaulding.

The four are:

* David L. Hill of Hurricane, a solo practitioner and current Putnam County Mental Hygiene Commissioner;

* Jennifer D. Singletary of Culloden, current director of Information Services, Special Projects Counsel for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals;

* J. Robert Leslie of Hurricane, member of the Tyree, Embree & Leslie law firm; and

* N. Edward Eagloski II of Hurricane, owner of The Eagloski Law Firm and former Putnam Circuit Court judge.

Last month, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission was receiving applications for the vacancy. The deadline for application was Feb. 15, and the deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation is Feb. 22. Interviews will be held on March 5.

The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission also is accepting applications for the vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit serving Brooke, Hancock and Ohio counties. This vacancy was created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Arthur Recht.

That deadline for application is March 2, and the deadline for submittal of letters of recommendation is March 15. Those interviews are scheduled for April 11.

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