Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he would consider appointing Senate President David Williams to the open circuit judge seat for Clinton, Cumberland and Monroe counties.
That is, if his long-time political nemesis is chosen by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the position in the 40th Circuit.
Speculation has been high in Frankfort since last week’s news that long-time 40th Circuit Judge Eddie Lovelace died from a stroke. Williams has not spoken publicly about whether he might be interested in the position.
He told the Courier-Journal last week he did not wish to discuss the matter until after the funeral and burial of his friend Lovelace. CNHI News was unable to reach him Tuesday.
“It’s obviously premature for me to comment on any particular name,” said Beshear when asked the question by reporters at a press conference on another matter. “But I’ll consider any candidate that is put forward by the nominating committee.”
Beshear said neither he nor any emissary “that I know of” had spoken with Williams about the position nor had anyone spoken to him about the position on behalf of Williams.
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