Commission to Consider Eight Applicants for Circuit Court Judge in the 23rd Judicial District

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants when it meets July 17th, 2024 in Charlotte, Tennessee to select nominees for a circuit court judge in the 23rd Judicial District which includes Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, and Stewart counties.

The applicants are:

Jack Arnold

Leonard G. Belmares, II

Erin D. Bryson

Marian C. Fordyce

Jennifer F. Noe

David C. Risner

Joshua Turnbow

Talmage M. Woodall

The public hearing is scheduled to be held at the Dickson County Justice Center located at 500 Spring St. Charlotte, TN 37036, on July 17, 2024, at 9 a.m. CDT.

Any member of the public may attend the public hearing and can express, orally or in writing, objections concerning applicant(s) for the judicial vacancy. If you require an accommodation and/or have special needs because of a qualified disability, or have questions about the Commission, please contact John Jefferson at the Administrative Office of the Courts at or 615-741-2687.


The Commission is expected to vote immediately following the interviews and forward three names to Governor Bill Lee for his consideration.