JNC: Nine Applicants Advance for Oklahoma County District Judge

June 21, 2021

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) met on June 15, 2021 to make a first cut of the applicants for the position of District Judge in Oklahoma County, 7th Judicial District, Office 6. The applicants listed below will be provided to the OSBI to conduct full background investigations, and the JNC will schedule interviews of these applicants as soon as practicable after the OSBI completes its work.

  • Kaitlyn G. Allen, Edmond
  • John E. Barbush, Edmond
  • Charles “Brent” Dishman, Edmond
  • Emily N. Harrelson, Oklahoma City
  • Albert J. Hoch, Jr., Warr Acres
  • Richard W. Kirby, Oklahoma City
  • Kathryn R. Savage, Arcadia
  • Thomas C. Riesen, Oklahoma City
  • Chelsea C. Smith, Oklahoma City

The JNC strongly encourages the public to continue to submit comments on these applicants. Comments may be mailed to:

Administrative Office of the Courts
Attn: Tammy Reaves
2100 North Lincoln, Suite 3
Oklahoma City OK 73105


Jim Webb
Chair, Judicial Nominating Commission
PO Box 18496
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496

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