AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage is looking for a couple of new judges.

LePage says his Judicial Selection Committee is accepting applications for candidates to fill two vacancies for district judges.

One vacancy was created by John O’Neil’s confirmation to the Superior Court bench. The second will be created by the retirement of Judge Joseph Field.

One of the vacancies must be filled by a resident of Oxford County. The nominee to fill the second vacancy will likely be assigned to district courts in Augusta, Waterville, Skowhegan and Newport, so applicants who are residents of that central Maine area will be considered.

The Judicial Selection Committee will accept applications until Oct. 24. It will make a recommendation to the governor, whose nominees will be reviewed by the Legislature for confirmation.

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