Commission Sends Three Names to Governor for 16th Judicial District Circuit Court Opening - Cannon and Rutherford Counties

August 8, 2018

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to consider seven candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 16th Judicial District – Cannon and Rutherford Counties.

This new judicial position was created by Chapter 974 of the Public Acts of 2018 and is effective September 1, 2018.

After holding a public hearing and conducting public interviews, the Commission selected the following nominees:

R. Michelle Blaylock-Howser – Christiana
Lisa Ann Eischeid – Murfreesboro
Darrell L. Scarlett - Murfreesboro

The Commission has forwarded the names to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration.

Information on the nominees can be found at