24 September 2015
31st commission announces nominees for Brown associate circuit judge vacancy in Greene County
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 31st Circuit Judicial Commission conducted one day of public hearings, interviewed nine applicants, and selected a panel of three nominees for the associate circuit judge position in Greene County associate circuit court, created by the appointment of Judge Jason R. Brown to the circuit bench. The nominees are:
Becky J.W. Borthwick, a municipal court judge with the City of Springfield Municipal Court;
Margaret E. Holden, chief administrative law judge, Missouri Division of Workers Compensation; and
Chantel L. Alberhasky, a private practitioner with the Alberhasky Law Firm.
The commission believes these three 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 that all of these individuals are capable of serving well and honorably if selected by the Governor. Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 10.20, the commission notes the final votes received by each nominee were: Becky J.W. Borthwick received five votes, Margaret E. Holden received five votes, and Chantel L. Alberhasky received five votes.
The commission has submitted the panel to Governor Jay Nixon, who will have 60 days to appoint one of the nominees as associate circuit judge.
The commission is chaired by Judge Mary W. Sheffield, chief justice of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, and is composed of attorneys Andrew Bennett and Steve Garner, and lay members Joann Hosmer and Steven Stepp.
Contact Person: Ms. Sandra L. Skinner
Clerk of the Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District
300 Hammons Parkway, Suite 300
Springfield, MO 65806
Update: The governor on November 5, 2015, appointed Administrative Law Judge Margaret Ellis Holden to fill this vacancy.