Commission Refers 19th Judicial District Vacancy to Governor

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission began accepting applications for a chancellor vacancy in the 19th Judicial District, which includes Montgomery and Robertson counties, on May 24, 2024.

After the June 11, 2024 deadline, two candidates had applied, leaving the Commission unable to provide the governor with the names of three persons qualified to fill the vacancy in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. § 17-4-308(h). Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 17-4-310(a), the governor may fill the vacancy with any person who is qualified to serve as a chancellor in the 19th Judicial District. The Commission sent the two applications it did receive to the governor. This vacancy was created by Public Chapter No. 977, effective September 1, 2024.

To read the letter from the Trial Court Vacancy Commission to Governor Lee, click here


Christina M. Bartee  

Tracy P. Knight