Seven Submit their Names for County Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District

Seven Submit their Names for County Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

LINCOLN – Sara E. Bauer, Fremont; Luke P. Henderson, Norfolk; Keelan P. Holloway, Randolph; Louvontree Hunter, South Sioux City; Nicholas S. Matney, Hartington; Patrick R. Runge, Omaha; and Melinda B. Wicks, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 6th Judicial District consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, and Washington counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Judge Douglas L. Luebe.

The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the District Court Courtroom, Dakota County Courthouse, 1601 Broadway Street, Dakota City, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. The Commission will interview all applicants for the office at that time. 

Any member of the public wishing to present testimony for the commission’s consideration may do so one of two ways:

  1. Written testimony provided in advance:  Those wishing to present written testimony or other pertinent information may do so by mailing the information to the Commission Chair no later than August 2, 2023, at the following address: Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, Nebraska Supreme Court, PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509 or email it to jackie.hladik@nebraska.gov.   

  2. Oral testimony offered during the hearing:  Those wishing to present oral testimony may do so by attending the public hearing in District Court Courtroom, Dakota County Courthouse, 1601 Broadway Street, Dakota City, Nebraska

A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/committees-commissions/judicial-nominating-commission-sixth-district-county-district-court.

For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730.  For persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.