Three candidates have been nominated for an associate circuit judge vacancy in St. Louis County.
The 21st Circuit Judicial Commission selected Kenneth M. Brison, Heather R. Cunningham and Amanda B. McNelley as potential successors to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Renee Hardin-Tammons to circuit judge.
Brison, an attorney in Florissant, earned his law degree in 1992 from Southern Illinois University. Cunningham, a family court commissioner, earned her law degree in 1999 from Saint Louis University. McNelley, an attorney at Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, earned her law degree in 2002 from Washburn University.
The three finalists were among 25 applicants interviewed. Two additional applicants withdrew from consideration. The five-member judicial commission said Brison received three votes, Cunningham received five votes, and McNelley received four votes.