Commission Sends Three Names to Governor for 19th Judicial District Circuit Court Opening - Montgomery and Robertson Counties

August 28, 2018

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission met today, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to consider eight candidates for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 19th Judicial District – Montgomery and Robertson 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:

Robert Bateman
John B. Holt
Kathryn Wall Olita

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

Information on the nominees can found at