7 Vying for New Washington County Judgeship

Washington County commissioners interviewed seven attorneys today vying for a new judgeship created to alleviate overcrowded criminal and civil dockets. The Johnson City Press reports that the finalists include four private practice attorneys -- Don Arnold, Doug Carter, Steve Darden and Dan Smith -- two assistant district attorneys general -- Ken Baldwin and Michael Rasnake -- and one assistant public defender, Bill Donaldson. Commissioners will hold a special meeting Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. to select the judge.