Gov. John Carney announced on Sept. 20 that he intends to nominate four individuals for judicial appointments.

The Delaware Senate plans to consider the nominations during a special session on Oct. 3.

— Hon. Richard Stokes, Superior Court, Sussex County: Judge Richard Stokes has been serving on the Superior Court of the State of Delaware since 1999. He has been nominated for appointment to the position of resident judge.

— Craig Karsnitz, Superior Court, Sussex County: Craig Karsnitz is a partner in the litigation and trial practice section of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor,, where he has spent his entire career and has handled litigation in all of Delaware’s courts. Prior to his time at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, Karsnitz was a law clerk for The Hon. John J. McNeilly on the Delaware Supreme Court.

— Hon. Mark Buckworth, Family Court, New Castle County: Judge Mark Buckworth has been serving on the Family Court of Delaware since 1994. He has been nominated for reappointment to his position.

— Hon. Bradley Manning, Court of Common Pleas, New Castle County: Bradley Manning is currently a commissioner on the Superior Court of Delaware, where he presides over a wide variety of civil and criminal matters and over several specialty treatment courts. Before joining the Superior Court, Manning worked as an assistant public defender and served in the U.S. Army.

“All of these nominees are distinguished members of the Delaware legal community, and have the knowledge, experience and judgment necessary to serve Delaware well as members of our world-class judiciary,” said Carney. “I look forward to the Delaware Senate considering their nominations.”