3 Make Short List for 30th District Vacancy

Three candidates were chosen today for the 30th Judicial District Criminal Court vacancy when the Judicial Nominating Commission met in Memphis. They are:

• John W. Campbell, deputy district attorney general, 30th Judicial District;
• Dean Thomas DeCandia, special assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Tennessee; and
• Lawrence J. Laurenzi, federal prosecutor, Western District of Tennessee.

The vacancy was created by the appointment of Criminal Court Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. as U.S. District Court judge for Western Tennessee. The list of three candidates, who are all of Memphis, now goes to Gov. Bill Haslam for a decision. The Administrative Office of the Courts has more