Ten candidates are running for the Davidson County General Sessions Court judge position that opened following the death of Judge Leon Ruben early this month.
The deadline to apply or receive nominations for the vacancy came at 4 p.m. Tuesday. A crowded field of contenders emerged for what will be a Metro Council-appointed replacement.
The council is set to appoint a new judge by the second meeting in November.
Candidates, according to the Metro Clerk’s office, are:
Rachel Bell — attorney at Bell & Kinslow, PLLC
John “Jack” P. Brown, III — senior partner at Kennedy & Brown, PLLC
Tremecca Doss — assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Transportation
Blake Freeman — attorney, general practice
Larry Hoover — attorney, solo practice
Mike Jameson — attorney at North, Pursell, Ramos & Jameson, PLC (former Metro councilman)
Lynda Jones — attorney at Jones Law Group, PLLC
Andrei Lee — attorney, sole proprietorship; adjunct professor at ITT-Technical Institute
Rosemary Sexton — senior assistant at Davidson County District Attorney’s Office
Paul Walwyn — attorney, Walwyn & Walwyn
Under the appointment process, the council’s Rules-Confirmations-Public Elections Committee will interview candidates Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Meanwhile, nominations will go to the Nashville Bar Association, which will conduct a poll among its members. The council would then appoint Ruben’s replacement Nov. 15.