The Judicial Nominating Commission met in Chattanooga today to review the 11 applicants for the Court of Appeals Eastern Section vacancy which serves 13 judicial districts in east Tennessee. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Court of Appeals Judge Herschel P. Franks.

After holding a public hearing and interview for each applicant, the Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended the following three candidates to Governor Bill Haslam:

Jerri S. Bryant
10th Judicial District
Athens, Tennessee

Michael A. Faulk
Solo Practice/State Senator
The Faulk Law Office
Church Hill, Tennessee

Thomas Radcliffe Frierson
3rd Judicial District
Morristown, Tennessee