From the Tennessee Court System:

Four Maryville attorneys have applied to fill the judicial vacancy in the 5th Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge Dale W. Young.

The Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 8, to interview the following candidates:

Steven H. Cook
Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern Division of Tennessee
United States Department of Justice
Maryville, Tennessee

Robert N. Goddard
Goddard and Gamble Attorneys
Maryville, Tennessee

Tammy M. Harrington
Deputy District Attorney General
5th Judicial District
Maryville, Tennessee

Lynn C. Peterson
Lewis, King, Krieg and Waldrop, P.C.
Maryville, Tennessee

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:00 a.m. at the Circuit Court Division I Courtroom of the Blount County Judicial Center in Maryville, Tenn. During the public hearing, attorneys and members of the public may express their approval or objections to the candidates.

Following the public hearing, the commission will interview each applicant before recommending three candidates to the governor. Members of the public are invited to attend both the public hearing and the interviews.

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