4 March 2016
 
31st Circuit Judicial Commission announces nominees for new associate circuit judge position in Greene County

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 31st Circuit Judicial Commission conducted one day of public hearings, interviewed 12 applicants, and selected a panel of three nominees for the associate circuit judge position in Greene County associate circuit court, Division 25. The nominees are:

 

            Becky J.W. Borthwick, a municipal judge with the city of Springfield municipal court.

 

            Nancy Graven Price, a solo practitioner in the Law Office of Nancy Graven Price PC.

 

            Todd Marlin Thornhill, a municipal judge with the city of Springfield municipal court.

 

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, five; Todd Marlin Thornhill, five; and Nancy Graven Price, four.

 

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 judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, and is composed of attorneys Andrew Bennett and Steve Garner, and lay members Steven Stepp and Joann Hosmer.

 

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Note: The governor on April 28 appointed Becky Borthwick to fill this vacancy.

 

Contact person:  Ms. Sandra L. Skinner

                                    Clerk of the Court

                                    Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District

                                    300 Hammons Parkway, Suite 300

                                    Springfield, MO  65806

                                    Sandra.Skinner@courts.mo.gov

                                    (417)-895-6811

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