Judicial Nominating Committee

Type of Board: Advisory Pay/Benefits: State Rate
Voting Members: 6 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 1 Created by: NDCC § 27-25-02
Length of Terms: 3 years, 2 term limit
Frequency of Meetings: As needed, at the call of the Chairman
Address: PO Box 2136 Bismarck, ND 58502-2136
Phone: (701) 255-1404
Fax: (701) 224-1621
Email: tony@sband.org
Contact: Tony Weiler
This Committee screens candidates for vacant judgeships and to provide the governor with a list of names from which to make an appointment. The recommended appointees are then interviewed and one is appointed by the governor. The judge serves a minimum of two years and then must run for the judgeship in the next election. The governor, chief justice, and president of the State Bar Association of North Dakota each appoint two permanent members. No member shall serve more than two three-year terms. The governor appoints the chairman.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Bendewald, Jeremy SBAND Appointee (701) 239-8513 Cass 7/1/2017 6/30/2023
Dawson, Tom Governor's Appointee (701) 237-3311 10/9/2017 6/30/2023
Delmore, Lois Supreme Court Appointee (701) 772-8428 Grand Forks 7/1/2019 6/30/2022
Olson, John Chairman - Governor's Appointee (701) 426-9393 Burleigh 7/1/2016 6/30/2022
Reierson, Kent SBAND Appointee (701) 572-2200 Williams 7/1/2018 6/30/2021
Tufte, Jerod Supreme Court Appointee (701) 328-4212 Kidder 7/1/2020 6/30/2023
Weiler, Tony Secretary - Non Voting (701) 255-1404 Burleigh Open