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Content date: 01/30/2012

21st circuit commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Ross vacancy

ST. LOUIS - Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 10.28(d), the Commission releases the following information relating to applicants for the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge John Ross: 32 applicants, 11 women, 21 men, 8 minority, 24 non-minorities, 13 presently employed in the private sector and 19 presently employed in the public sector. The applicants' mean age is 51.

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the Commission announces it will interview all 32 applicants.
The applicants are:

Allen Kerr, Kristine
Bruntrager Schroeder, Mary
Churovich, Douglas D.
Curtis, Woodie James
Dandamudi, Sreenivasa Rao
Dodson, Jason D.
Dueker, Joseph S.
Farragut Hemphill, Sandra
Fort, Sonni L.
Gullborg, Peter W.
Herold, Susan M.
Hilton, Bruce F.
Hood, Dale W.
Johnson, Al W.
Jones, Sr., Phillip E.
Jones, Terry L.
Kelley, B. Joyce
Key, Jr., Alan M.
Knieriem, David C.
Krautmann, Gary J.
Lasater, John R. (J.B.)
Luepke, Henry F. III
Ott, Mary E.
Permuter, Lawrence J.
Plunkert, Thomas J.
Ribaudo, Nellie (Ellen)
Smallwood, Clarence T.
Swartz, Joan M.
Waldemer, Dean P.
Walker Tucker, Dana
Warner, Jr., John D.
Whittle, D. Kimberly

The Commission will send a written questionnaire to each applicant. The completed questionnaires must be returned to the Commissioners no later than February 15, 2012.

The Commission will meet beginning at 8:30 A.M. on February 28 and 29, 2012, in the Probate Courtroom located on the fifth floor of the St. Louis County Courthouse, Clayton, Missouri, to conduct public interviews to select three nominees from this applicant pool for the Governor’s consideration. The public is invited to attend and observe the interviews.

Applicants may send an e-mail to 21stJudicialCommission@courts.mo.gov to learn the date and time of their interview, or they may contact Chief Judge Odenwald’s chambers at (314) 539-4341.

The members of the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Commission are: Judge Kurt S. Odenwald, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; Robert Patrick Dudley; Matthew J. Rossiter; Rev. Anthony Witherspoon; and Richard Wuestling IV.


Contact: Laura Roy
Clerk of the Court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District
(314) 539-4300

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