Eleven applicants vie for judge opening in Hamilton County
Eleven attorneys have applied for the Hamilton County Criminal Court judge position vacated by Rebecca Stern’s retirement.
A second round of interviews followed Gov. Bill Haslam’s request for an additional group of candidates when the initial group of three were considered to be viable.
The current applicants are:
Christian J. Coder, Chattanooga
Tracy Cox, Signal Mountain
Amanda B. Dunn, Chattanooga
Ardena Juanita Garth, Chattanooga
Thomas Clifton Greenholtz, Ooltewah
Andrea DeFay Hayduk, Signal Mountain
Robert Dee Hobbs, Chattanooga
John Gary McDougal, Soddy Daisy
Yolanda Echols Mitchell, Ooltewah
Stevie Nicole Phillips, Chattanooga
Samuel F. Robinson III, Signal Mountain
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will interview all qualified applicants starting at 9 a.m. EDT on July 23, 2015 at The Chattanoogan Hotel.
The meeting will include a public hearing, where the public may express any objections to any applicant. Both the interview and public hearing will be open to the public.
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is expected to make their selections following the interviews and forward the names to Gov. Bill Haslam for consideration. The Governor can select from either of the two panels.