The Henry County Republican Party will have a caucus at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Paris Civic Center to choose nearly 100 delegates for a district convention next month.

The local meeting will be in one of the meeting rooms at the civic center.

The meeting will center around the vacant chancellor’s position in the 24th Judicial District, which includes Henry, Benton, Carroll, Decatur and Hardin counties.

Tess Robbins, president of the local GOP, said Thursday’s meeting will feature selection of delegates.

Henry County is allowed a maximum of 95 delegates for a November district caucus, which is the most delegates of any of the five counties.

That district conference will be Nov. 23, but no start time or location has been decided yet. Robbins said it won’t be in Henry County, but likely will be in Benton or Decatur counties because of the central geographic location.

She said the party will provide transportation to the district conference for Henry County delegates.

Two candidates for the chancellor’s position are Vicki Hoover, a longtime Paris attorney, and Vance Dennis of Savannah, who is an assistant district attorney in the 24th Judicial District.

The position was vacated when Carma McGee was named in mid-April by Gov. Bill Lee to a judgeship for the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section.

Jennifer King of Huntingdon was briefly named to the chancellor’s spot on Sept. 4, but she resigned just days later because of a disagreement about the method of choosing the party’s next nominee.

That candidate will be chosen during the Nov. 23 district conference.

Robbins said the Henry County GOP also will be having a different meeting Nov. 9 to discuss the other offices that are coming up for election in 2020.

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