Commission Sends Three Names to Governor for Vacancy in 15th Judicial District

January 8, 2020

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to consider six candidates for the 15th Judicial District Circuit Court vacancy, which covers Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson counties. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the Honorable John D. Wootten, Jr.

After holding a public hearing and conducting public interviews, the Commission selected the following names:

Jack Branden Bellar

Michael Wayne Collins

Shawn McBrien

The Commission has forwarded the names to Governor Bill Lee for his consideration.