Utah: Governor's nominee, Su Chon, confirmed as judge

Although the senate judiciary committee voted not to recommend her confirmation to the full senate, the senate confirmed Su J. Chon’s appointment as a district court judge by a 17-10 margin. Chon’s opponents expressed concern that she did not the necessary experience to be a trial judge. Only five of the state’s 71 district court judges are racial or ethnic minorities, and Chon is the only minority among Governor Herbert’s 25 judicial nominations.