HOWARD FAVORED AMONG NINE CANDIDATES FOR VACATE CT. OF APPEALS SEAT.

Nine candidates have filed for the vacant Court of Appeals seat vacated by the resignation of R.W. Dyche.
 

James Howard was appointed in July to fill this seat when Dyche originally retired.  Howard served until the first of January when the seat again became vacate.
 

The Judicial Nominating Commission will soon nominate three people to fill the seat until the Nov. election results are certified.  The Governor who appointed Howard last July, would logically seem to be inclined to reappoint Howard to this position.
 

The nine candidates who filed are:
          Clay M. Bishop Jr.          3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          Franklin A. Stivers          3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          James I. “Jim” Howard   3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          Jeff Eastham                  3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          Larry E. Conley              3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          Marcia A. Smith              3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          Michael O. Caperton      3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          Michele Wilson                3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
          Paul F. Henderson         3 rd                      Appellate District  1st              Nonpartisan
There will be a runoff in the May Primary, and the top two vote getters will oppose each other in the Nov. election for the balance of the seven years of the eight year term of office.

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