Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Nominating Commission Selects 3 Candidates in 30th District

March 27, 2013

The Judicial Nominating Commission met on March 27, 2013 in Memhpis, Tenn., to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Criminal Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District. After interviewing the candidates and conducting a vote, they have submitted the following three as nominees to Gov. Bill Haslam for the vacancy in the district that serves Shelby County:

Dean Thomas DeCandia
Special Assistant United States Attorney
Western District of Tennessee

Garland Ingram Erguden
Assistant District Attorney General
Shelby County, 30th Judicial District

Glenn Wright
Attorney
Law Offices of Glenn Wright

Ten attorneys had applied to fill the vacancy, which was created by the death of Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Otis Higgs in late February.