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Wirthwein one of three nominees for new District Court Judge

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has 30 days to choose one of three nominees submitted Friday by the Judicial Nominating Commission to serve as the new District Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District.

Attorneys James M. Causey, Kimberly M. Hoff, and Ronald E. Wirthwein Jr. were selected from a pool of candidates who expressed interest in replacing sitting District Court Judge John R. Perry, who is set to retire in January 2022, the commission said Oct. 8.

Wirthwein is a former Campbell County Attorney who was elected to the office in 2014 and was reelected in 2018. He resigned from the position in October of 2020 and has since gained employment as an attorney with the Nick Carter Law Firm in Gillette.

Hoff is a staff attorney for the Wyoming Sixth Judicial District and Causey is the senior assistant attorney general for the State of Wyoming.

Gordon has until the beginning of November to make his decision.