Anne Arundel County's Judicial Nominating Commission forwarded seven candidates to fill a vacancy on the county's District Court to the governor Friday.
The commission interviewed 22 applicants and selected the following nominees: John P. McKenna, Danielle M. Mosley, Charles Jay Muskin, Charles F. Obrecht Jr., Thomas J. Pryal, Charles E. Middlebrooks and Frederick M. Paone. The governor may select from the seven nominated candidates, or ask for more applicants to consider.
The position became available when two District Court judges were promoted in June to the county's Circuit Court. There had been an extra seat on the district bench since Martha F. Rasin resigned as chief judge of Maryland's District Court system a year ago, and returned to work as a trial judge in Anne Arundel's District Court.