Five candidates for a part-time city court judge position were interviewed during a four-hour Auburn city council executive session on Thursday without a decision on who would get the job.
Every candidate, who weren’t named, spent 45 minutes with the council, where they were each asked the same questions. Councilor James Giannettino said the council wanted make sure that each candidate had a fair shot at the job.
The current part-time city judge, David Thurston, was recently elected as the city’s full time judge in the wake of Judge Michael McKeon’s retirement. Now, with the part-time position becoming vacant on Jan. 1, Thurston will be alone without an associate judge at his side.
Auburn Mayor Michael Quill said that at the time of Mckeon’s appointment, McKeon was also without an associate judge. Although Thurston will start 2019 as the city’s only employed judge, Quill assured he “won’t be alone for very long.”
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