by Keith L. Alexander

A D.C. Superior Court judge who has been on the bench since 1990 will retire at the end of the year, court officials said Monday.

Judge Joan Zeldon, who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush, will retire on Dec. 3, the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission announced.

Within 60 days of Zeldon’s retirement, the commission has to submit to President Obama three names of possible nominations for the vacancy.

Those interested in applying should contact the commission at Qualifications for consideration for the appointment include U.S. citzenship, residency in the District and membership in the D.C. Bar.