Stephen R.W. Twiss has been named one of the three finalists for the seat as judge in the County Court 5th Judicial District.
Twiss is a partner at the law firm of Sampson, Curry and Twiss, located in Central City.
Of the eight candidates, only three are being brought back for interviews with Gov. Dave Heineman. Those interviews have yet to be scheduled. The other two nominees are Thomas J. Klein, of Wahoo, and James C. Stecker, of Columbus.
The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Curtis H. Evans. The 5th Judicial District consists of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York counties.