Governor Fills Local Judicial Vacancies

These two appointments will take affect immediately.
Two local attorneys have been chosen to fill some judicial vacancies.

Governor Hogan announced on Monday that Magistrate Richard Sandy has been picked to be a judge on the Frederick County Circuit Court. He replaces Ed Dwyer who has retired.
Sandy is currently serving as family law magistrate for the Circuit Court. His prior experience includes working a lone practitioner concentrating on family law, and as a partner with Lefebvre and Sandy, a Frederick County law firm. Sandy graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law.

Former prosecutor Dino Flores was chosen as a District Court Judge. Flores is a principal in the firm of Schafer, Black and Flores. Prior to that, he served in the Frederick County and Montgomery County States’ Attorneys’ Office, as well as the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender. He’s a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Both appointments are effective immediately.