Three nominated for Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy

News release from the governor’s office
Jackson, Tenn. ­– The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today in Jackson to consider eight applicants for the Court of Criminal Appeals vacancy created when Judge Roger A. Page was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court earlier this year.

The Council held a public hearing and interviewed eight candidates before selecting three nominees:

J. Robert Carter, Jr.

J. Ross Dyer

Bobby Gene Gray, Jr.

The Council has forwarded the names to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration. Any person appointed by the governor to serve as judge on the appellate court also will be subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.

Information on the nominees can be found at