AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has nominated two York County judges to positions on the Superior Court.

LePage nominated District Court Judge John H. O’Neil, of Kennebunk, a former York County prosecutor, to serve as a Superior Court justice. O’Neil was originally nominated to the District Court bench by former Gov. John Baldacci.

LePage also nominated current Superior Court Justice G. Arthur Brennan to serve as active retired justice on the Superior Court. Brennan, a York resident, was first nominated to the bench by former Gov. Joseph Brennan and has served four terms on the Superior Court bench, being renominated by former Govs. John McKernan, Angus King and Baldacci.

“I am pleased to nominate two individuals with distinguished records on the bench,” said LePage. “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics. These nominees reflect those priorities.”

The nominees will be reviewed by the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary and must be confirmed by the full Senate. That is expected to occur during the special session Sept. 27.