A Carroll County resident has been tapped to fill a vacancy as chancellor in the 24th Judicial District.

Gov. Bill Lee appointed Jennifer King of Huntingdon to fill the spot. He announced the appointment Wednesday afternoon.

“Jennifer is an engaged member of the community and highly qualified attorney,” Lee said. “We are proud to appoint her to the 24th Judicial District and value the expertise she brings to the role.”

King is the cofounder and partner of King & King, PLC.

She is a Rule 31 family mediator with experience in family law and civil litigation. A graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law and Lipscomb University, King practices along with her husband Jay Dustin King.

The 24th Judicial District covers Henry, Benton, Carroll, Decatur and Hardin counties.

The chancellor’s post has been vacant since April, when former Chancellor Carma McGee was named to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section.

McGee was named by Lee to replace Judge Brandon O. Gibson on the appellate court, after Gibson’s appointment as a senior advisor in the governor’s office.

Prior to her appointment to that court, McGee had served as 24th District chancellor for 5 years, having been appointed in 2014.

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