Sumner County Judicial Race Draws New Candidates

Three Republican candidates are seeking to fill the 18th Judicial District Circuit Court judgeship vacancy created by the sudden death last week of C.L. “Buck” Rogers. Gallatin attorneys Mark Smith and Joe Thompson had qualified to run as Republicans for the seat of Chancery Court Judge but have withdrawn to seek the Circuit Court judgeship. Hendersonville attorney and former White House municipal judge Charles Bobbitt Jr. is also running as a Republican. It has yet to be determined if independent candidate Thomas Boyers V of Gallatin will be allowed to run in the Aug. 7 general election. The Tennessean has more.