TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 28, 2014

The Sumner County Election Commission has set a new qualifying deadline for potential candidates to fill the seat of 18th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge C.L. “Buck” Rogers, who died suddenly yesterday. He was the only candidate to qualify for that position. Potential candidates for the office must submit petitions by March 6 in the Sumner County Republican Primary only. Gallatin attorney Thomas Boyers V today filed a lawsuit against the election commission after being denied a qualifying petition to run as an independent, citing state law regarding the death of a candidate. Boyers was later issued a petition after Sumner County Chancellor Tom Gray issued a temporary restraining order against Sumner County Administrator of Elections Lori Atchley. The Tennessean has more.