Nominating Commission Interviews 13 for Ash's Seat

The Judicial Nominating Commission held a public meeting today in Murfreesboro to interview 13 candidates for the vacancy in the 16th Judicial District, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties. Newly appointed chairman of the commission, Tom Lawless of Nashville, told The Daily News Journal that following the last interview, possible deliberations and vote(s) would begin to select the top three candidates to recommend to Gov. Bill Haslam. The vacancy was created by the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Don R. Ash as senior judge.