District Judge, District 23

The Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applicants to fill a vacancy for the position of District Judge for Lincoln County in the Twenty-third Judicial District, encompassing Lincoln and Pottawatomie Counties. This vacancy is created by the resignation of the Honorable Traci Soderstrom, effective February 9, 2024.

To be appointed as District Judge for Lincoln County, one must be a legal resident of Lincoln County at the time (s)he takes the oath of office and assumes the duties of office.  Additionally, prior to appointment, such appointee shall have had a minimum of four years’ experience in Oklahoma as a licensed practicing attorney, a judge of a court of record, or both.

Application forms may be obtained online at okjnc.com or by contacting Gina Antipov at (405) 556-9300. Applications must be submitted to the Chairman of the JNC no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2024.  Applications may be mailed, hand delivered or delivered by third party commercial carrier.  If mailed or delivered by third party commercial carrier, they must be postmarked on or before April 5, 2024 to be deemed timely.  Applications should be mailed/delivered to: 

Jim Bland, Chairman
Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Gina Antipov
Administrative Office of the Courts
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

JNC Applications

  • Sarah Lynne Bridge, Chandler
  • Joseph Alan Dobry, Chandler
  • Mark James Pordos, Chandler
  • Emily Jean Mueller, Chandler
  • Zachary Allen Privott, Chandler