Commission to Consider Five Applicants for Circuit Court Judge Vacancy in 16th Judicial District

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider five applicants when it meets on August 30 in Murfreesboro to select nominees for a circuit court judge vacancy in the 16th Judicial District, which includes Rutherford and Cannon Counties. This vacancy will be created by the upcoming retirement of Judge J. Mark Rogers on September 1, 2023.

The five applicants are:

Terry A. Fann

Stephen E. Grauberger

Derek R. Howard

R. Michelle Howser

Micheal A. Jones

The public hearing is scheduled to be held in the Rutherford County Commission Meeting Room in the Historic Courthouse located at South Public Square, Murfreesboro at 9 a.m. CDT.

Any member of the public may attend the public hearing and can express, orally or in writing, objections concerning applicant(s) for the judicial vacancy. If you require an accommodation and/or have special needs because of a qualified disability, or have questions about the Commission, please contact John Jefferson at the Administrative Office of the Courts at or 615-741-2687.

The Commission is expected to vote immediately following the interviews and forward three names to Governor Bill Lee for his consideration.