The governor appoints justices from a shortlist provided by the State Judicial Nominating Commission. The commission has 17 members; eight members are elected by lawyers, and another nine members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. Under state law, there cannot be more than a simple majority on the commission of the same gender. Judges appointed by the governor serve one-year and then face a retention election for a full eight-year term.
Selection method sources:
Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map