The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments on Thursday nominated two Tennessee appellate judges and the state’s associate solicitor general for consideration to fill an open seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Kristi Davis, Associate Solicitor General Sarah Campbell and Court of Appeals Judge William Neal McBrayer were nominated after a two-day interview process among nine applicants.

The council will submit the slate to Gov. Bill Lee, who will select his appointment. Lee’s pick will face a General Assembly confirmation vote under a 2014 constitutional amendment requiring legislative approval.

Justices then face retention elections every eight years.

Campbell and Davis were selected as nominees during the council’s first round of voting, while two additional voting rounds winnowed down the list to McBrayer.

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