Ms. Grdina Gold's appointment is for the interim period between now and the general election in November 2010. There are at least 9 candidates running for this seat; though most of those candidates will be eliminated in the May 4th primary.
Please make sure that you are registered to vote and come out on May 4th to support to support your candidate. While it will be an honor and a privilege to appear before whomever is the successful candidate, I will be supporting Gayle Williams-Byers. http://www.gayleforjudge.com/
The Domestic Relations Division has been experiencing great change over the last several years. Just in the last two years, we have three new judges out of a total of 5 judges. Many magistrates have retired or moved into different positions. The Court has not been replacing some employees that leave for retirement or other jobs. All of this has caused a serious reduction in the combined institutional memory of the court (which is both good and bad) and a smaller workforce who must do much more with much less. Please educate yourself about all of the candidates running and make an informed vote on May 4th.