All six candidates deemed qualified for judgeship - - Columbia, South Carolina

All six candidates deemed qualified for judgeship

(York-AP) April 15, 2006 - All candidates to fill the Circuit Court judgeship formerly held by new US Attorney Reggie Lloyd have been certified by the South Carolina Bar as qualified for the post.

That includes long-time York County prosecutor Dan Hall who is the only white candidate to replace Lloyd. Lloyd was one of only a handful of black state judges.

The next step for all six candidates is screening by the Legislature's Judicial Merit Selection Commission that should recommend three people to the General Assembly for a vote later this year.

The other candidates for Lloyd's at-large seat are Debra Gammons of Greenville, and Columbia residents Michelle Childs, John Geathers, Joseph Strickland and William Witherspoon.

Posted 4:16pm by Graeme Moore

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