Eighteen Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast judges and attorneys want to replace retiring 4th Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Mark Polen.
Nearly all have applied in the past. In Palm Beach County, Chief Circuit Judge Peter Blanc, along with Circuit judges Jack Cox, Janis Brustares Keyes and Krista Marx will be interviewed by a nominating committee on May 2.
Treasure Coast judges that want the seat are: Robert Belanger, Elizabeth Metzger and Mark Klingensmith.
Other Palm Beach County candidates include: West Palm Beach real estate attorney Manuel Farach; West Palm family law attorney Peggy Rowe-Linn; and West Palm civil attorneys Richard C. Valuntas and Sylvia L. Wenger.
The top four or five candidates selected, based on the interviews, will be sent to Gov. Rick Scott, who will make the final selection.