Utah Senate Requests Public Comment on 3rd District Court Nominee

For Immediate Release
August 9, 2019 

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Justice Court Judge Chelsea Koch who was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert as a judge for the 3rd District Court. 

Those who desire to comment should contact Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation committee staff by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Utah State Capitol, House Building, Suite W210, PO Box 145210, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5210. All statements should include the respondent’s name, telephone number and mailing address.

The Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee plans to hold a public hearing, then issue a recommendation to the full Senate. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Koch will fill the vacancy following Judge Katie Bernards-Goodman retirement on September 1, 2019.

The 3rd Judicial District covers Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.


1. Members of the 2019 Judicial Confirmation Committee are Senator Todd Weiler (Chair), Senator Kirk Cullimore, Senator Deidre Henderson, Senator Lyle Hillyard, Senator Don Ipson, Senator Jani Iwamoto and Senator Karen Mayne.

2. Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee information is available here

Aundrea Peterson
Director of Communications | Utah Senate

Senator Todd Weiler
Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee Chair