Senate confirms judicial appointments

Posted Jan. 26, 2012, at 12:08 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate has confirmed Gov. Paul LePage’s appointments of a district prosecutor and a family court magistrate to Maine’s District Court bench.

Senators voted Thursday to confirm the nominations of Nancy Carlson of Dixfield and Evert Fowle of Vassalboro.

Carlson has been a family court magistrate since 1998 and before that was director of the state Bureau of Child and Family Services. Fowle was in his third term as district attorney for Kennebec and Somerset counties.

Senators also finalized the appointments of E. Paul Eggert for a third term as District Court judge and Joseph Field as an active retired judge of the District Court.