Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Judge Scott Taylor to fill the Baldwin County Circuit Judge position vacated by retiring Judge Robert Wilters. Taylor’s previous position as Baldwin County District Judge for Place 1 will be vacant effective June 22, and the Baldwin County Judicial Commission will seek Taylor’s replacement in accordance with Act 2006-280.

Duly qualified attorneys desiring to be considered for nomination must submit a completed nomination questionnaire to the office of the Honorable J. Langford Floyd at 312 Courthouse Square in Bay Minette no later than 3 p.m. on June 22. Copies of the nomination questionnaire are available on the Court website, the Baldwin County Bar website or in hard copy at the Baldwin County Law Library in Bay Minette. All information provided will be confidential to the Commission and will not be publicly disclosed.

A complete list of all nominees will be published at 4 p.m. on June 22. Upon publication of the nominees, the public will have until June 29 to submit comments and any other information regarding any nominee for consideration by the Commission.

Upon the expiration of the public comment period, but within 30 days of the vacancy, the Commission will select three of the nominees for submission to the Governor. The Governor, within 30 days of receipt of the nomination, will select one nominee from the list to fill the vacancy. If the Governor fails to make a selection within 30 days, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court will make the appointment from the same list of nominees. The appointee will hold the office until the next general election.