Five candidates are still in the running for retired Rhode Island District Court Judge Frank J. Cenerini’s seat.

The candidates for the District Court judicial vacancy are:

defense lawyer Thomas G. Briody;

Coastal Resources Management Council Hearing officer Brian A. Goldman;

Traffic Tribunal Magistrate Alan R. Goulart;

attorney Paul D. Ragosta; and,

former State Representative Timothy Williamson.

It is expected that one of these persons will be appointed to replace retired Judge Cenerini before the end of this year’s legislative session, which normally concludes in late June.