Commission recommends three candidates for 20th Judicial District vacancy

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 3:03pm
Staff reports

The state’s Judicial Nominating Commission recommended three candidates to Gov. Bill Haslam for the 20th Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Barbara Hayes.

Attorney Stanley Kweller, Juvenile Court Judge Scott Rosenburg and attorney Philip Robinson were selected from a pool of 10 candidates by the 17-member commission on Monday.

The commission held a public hearing and conducted an interview with each candidate. Candidates also had “speakers” endorse their qualifications before the commission.

It’s now up to the governor to appoint one of the candidates, but the judgeship goes up for re-election in August.

2 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 12/6/11 at 3:30

This is an important Judgeship. Frankly I'm both surprised and
disappointed in at least two of the three, but don't know anything
about the third. Certainly a position needing scrutiny and not just
a political referral and Quid pro quo deal!

By: bfra on 12/6/11 at 4:32

I do know & have worked with Rosenburg and he is a fair & honest person. After Haynes (the turkey), Rosenburg would be a God send.