Provo, UT—The Fourth District Commissioner Nominating Committee has selected three nominees for an upcoming commissioner vacancy. The position will replace Commissioner Joshua K. Faulkner, who has resigned effective Dec. 31, 2017.

The nominees are:

• Marian Ito who has served as Assistant Attorney General for the Child and Family Support Division at the Utah Attorney General’s Office since 2007. Ms. Ito previously served in the Attorney General’s Litigation Division.

• Erik Jacobson who has served as a public defender with the Utah County Public Defender’s office since 2009, handling matters in both the juvenile and district court. Mr. Jacobson previously served in private practice and as a deputy county attorney.

• Sean Peterson who is a shareholder with the firm Howard Lewis & Peterson, where his practice consists primarily of domestic and family law. Mr. Peterson has worked with the firm since 2000.

A comment period will be held through Dec. 8, 2017 before a final candidate is selected. The Utah Judicial Council must then certify the appointment within 45 days of selection. To submit written comments about the candidates, contact Mark Urry, Fourth District Court Executive,

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