Judges appointed by Steve Beshear

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Governor Steve Beshear

Steve Beshear is the Governor of Kentucky. He was elected in 2007 and is a Democrat. For an extensive profile, visit: Steve Beshear on Ballotpedia.

Appointment process

In Kentucky, the governor makes a judicial appointment after candidates are recommended by a judicial nominating commission. The judge then must run for the seat in the next general election more than three months after the appointment.

Appointed judges

The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.

Supreme Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
VentersDaniel VentersKentucky Supreme Court2008-2019Attorney in private practice
KellerMichelle M. KellerKentucky Supreme Court2013-2023Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals
BarberDavid Allen BarberKentucky Supreme Court3/23/2015-Present

Court of Appeals

NameCourtActivePrevious position
MazeIrv MazeKentucky Court of Appeals2012-2023Judge, Kentucky Circuit Court 30
JonesAllison JonesKentucky Court of Appeals2013-2023Administrative law judge, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Circuit Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
KellyDan KellyKentucky Circuit Court 112009-2019State Senator, Kentucky State Senate
DelaneyJay DelaneyKentucky Circuit Court 182009-2023District Court Judge, Kentucky District Court 18
LaneWilliam E. LaneKentucky Circuit Court 212009-2023
ScorsoneErnesto ScorsoneKentucky Circuit Court 222008-2023State Senator, Kentucky State Senate
StevensOlu A. StevensKentucky Circuit Court 302009-2023Attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC
EdwardsBrian C. EdwardsKentucky Circuit Court 302009-2023Attorney in private practice
HarrisJohnny Ray HarrisKentucky Circuit Court 312009-2023Family Court Judge, Thirty-First Judicial Circuit
DavisGeorge W. DavisKentucky Circuit Court 322009-2023District Court Judge, Thirty-Second Judicial District Court
WilliamsSquire Needham WilliamsKentucky Circuit Court 482009-2023Partner, Hazelrigg & Cox
MarshallDwight Stacy MarshallKentucky Circuit Court 312009-2015Assistant Attorney, Floyd County
FlattDavid D. FlattKentucky Circuit Court 372009-2023Commonwealth Attorney, 37th Circuit
HoffmanM. Gayle HoffmanKentucky Circuit Court 172009-2010Attorney, The Hoffman Firm
WinchesterPaul K. WinchesterKentucky Circuit Court 342011-2023First assistant, 34th Judicial District Attorney's Office
JohnsonHenry S. JohnsonKentucky Circuit Court 267/2013-1/2015Attorney in private practice
VanoverMarcus VanoverKentucky Circuit Court 282013-2023Assistant County Attorney, Pulaski County Attorney’s Office
DowneyJames Richard DowneyKentucky Circuit Court 83/2014-1/2015Attorney in private practice
SteinKathy SteinKentucky Circuit Court 222013-2023State Senator, Kentucky State Senate
WilliamsDavid WilliamsKentucky Circuit Court 402012-2023State senator, Kentucky State Senate

District Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
WilliamsErica Lee WilliamsKentucky District Court 302009-2019Attorney, Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP
GoodmanJulie Muth GoodmanKentucky District Court 222008-2019Attorney in private practice
HardinCharles W. HardinKentucky District Court 252009-2019Madison County assistant attorney
ChappellJohn Paul ChappellKentucky District Court 272008-2019Attorney in private practice
ReeseScott Taylor ReeseKentucky District Court 322009-2019Assistant commonwealth attorney, Boyd County
Bailey-LewisHenria Bailey-LewisKentucky District Court 412008-2019Attorney in private practice
CastilloKristi Renee CastilloKentucky District Court 602009-2019Attorney in private practice
BurlewDaniel M. BurlewKentucky District Court 62009-2019First assistant attorney, Daviess County Attorney’s office
MullinsKevin R. MullinsKentucky District Court 472009-2019Assistant commonwealth's attorney, Letcher County
KusterCharles W. KusterKentucky District Court 182010-2019Attorney in private practice
RobertsWilliam W. RobertsKentucky District Court 212009-2019
MarcumJimmy "Blue" MarcumKentucky District Court 312011-2019Assistant county attorney, Floyd County
McCartneyFrank H. McCartneyKentucky District Court 192013-2019Assistant Attorney, Fleming County
HanerEric HanerKentucky District Court 302013-2019Attorney in private practice

See also

External links

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