There's just one applicant for Common Pleas Court judge in Lawrence County. That person is Scott Bowling of Ironton.
Governor Ted Strickland's press secretary says Bowling was the only person to show interest in the job by a deadline last Friday.
The Judicial Appointments Review Panel will decide what to do next.
The group was appointed after the death in May of Judge Frank McCown.
If Bowling gets the appointment, he will serve until January, 2009.