A judicial nominating commission has forwarded three names for Gov. Pete Ricketts' consideration to replace retiring District Court Judge William B. Zastera in the 2nd Judicial District.
Ricketts will choose between attorney Julie E. Bear of the Plattsmouth firm Reinsch, Slattery, Bear & Minahan; Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox; and attorney Steven M. Delaney of the La Vista firm Reagan, Melton & Delaney.
The 2nd Judicial District consists of Cass, Otoe and Sarpy counties.
Zastera retired Oct. 1 after more than 26 years of service on the county and district court benches in Papillion.