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Gov. Larry Hogan announces 2 judicial appointments

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 16:24:14-04

Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Magistrate Richard Sandy to the Circuit Court of Frederick County and Dino Flores, Jr. to the District Court for Frederick County. These appointments were made after the governor reviewed nominees from the judicial nominating commission for Frederick County and will take effect immediately.

"After conducting a thorough vetting process, I am confident that Magistrate Sandy and Mr. Flores will be strong advocates for the law and for the citizens of Frederick County," Hogan said in a statement. "Their extensive legal experience has prepared them well and I offer my sincere congratulations."

Sandy currently serves as a family law magistrate for the Circuit Court of Frederick County. He has worked in the past as a solo practitioner concentrating on family law and also as a partner with Lefebvre & Sandy, a Frederick County based firm.

Flores is a principal in the Schaffer, Black & Flores P.C. firm. He will fill a vacancy on the District Court for Frederick County. He has previously served in the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James S. McAuliffe, Jr.

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