The fifth nominee is Martin W. Custen, an Ogden attorney.
The Judicial Nominating Commission selected the five nominees.
A 10-day public comment period will be held before the names are submitted to Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. To submit comments about the nominees, address a written statement to Commission chair Kelly Hansen, c/o Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-0241. Comments must be received by June 6 at 5 p.m.
Following the public comment period, the names will be sent to the governor, who then has 30 days to select a candidate. The governor's nominee is then forwarded to the Senate Confirmation committee, which reviews the nominee's qualifications and conducts a public hearing and interview session. Finally the committee forwards the final nominee to the Utah State Senate, which has 60 days to confirm the nominee.