21st circuit commission announces nominees for DePriest circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County


3 May 2017

ST. LOUIS – The Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission announces the panel of three nominees to be submitted to Governor Eric Greitens to fill the circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County created by the retirement of Judge Tom W. DePriest. Those nominated by the commission are:

John N. Borbonus III – Borbonus graduated from George Mason University in 1988 and from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1994. He is currently an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County

Mary B. Schroeder – Schroeder graduated from Saint Louis University in 1973 and from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio in 1978. She is currently an associate circuit court judge in St. Louis county. 

Dean P. Waldemer – Waldemer graduated from Saint Louis University in 1980 and from Saint Louis University School of Law in1983. He is currently the chief trial attorney of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney's office. 

The commission conducted one day of public hearings and interviewed 32 applicants. The commission believes these candidates, chosen from a field of extremely qualified individuals, possess those qualities essential to the fair and efficient administration of justice. The commission is confident all of these individuals are capable of serving well and honorably if selected by the governor. Pursuant to Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 10.29, the commission reports the final votes received by each nominee were: Borbonus received four votes, Schroeder received three votes, and Waldemer received five votes.

The members of the Twenty-First Circuit Judicial Commission are: Judge Philip M. Hess, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Matthew J. Rossiter, Christy Bertelson, Jeffrey D. Sigmund, and Tiffany Mapp Franklin.
 
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Contact: Laura Roy, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-4300