Philyaw Chosen Juvenile Court Judge

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Suzanne Bailey and Rob Philyaw
Suzanne Bailey and Rob Philyaw

The County Commission on Thursday morning chose Rob Philyaw as the new judge of Hamilton County Juvenile Court.

There were 10 applicants for the post vacated by longtime Judge Suzanne Bailey.

The other applicants included Curtis Bowe, Lisa Z. Bowman, John Allen Brooks, Blair Bennington Cannon, Bob Davis, Christy Jindra, Troy McDougal, Ron Powers and Rachel Wright.

Attorney Philyaw received five votes, while Curtis Bowe got three and Troy McDougal one. 

Voting for Attorney Philyaw were Jim Fields, Joe Graham, Marty Haynes, Fred Skillern and Larry Henry.

Attorney Bowe got support from Tim Boyd, Greg Beck, and Warren Mackey.

Chester Bankston voted for Troy McDougal.

The commission earlier interviewed the candidates.

Judge Bailey, who served for 23 years, was in the audience for the selection.

Her retirement is effective May 1.

Attorney Philyaw will serve until the next county general election in August of 2014.


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