Thinking of applying to become Tennessee’s attorney general for the next eight years, but want to know who’s running before you decide? Think again.
The state Supreme Court filing deadline is Friday noon. But the high court won’t release any hopeful’s name until the end. That means filling out lots of paperwork that will be made public when it’s submitted, even if someone considered a prohibitive favorite has already thrown their hat in the ring (for example, someone like Governor Bill Lee’s COO, Brandon Gibson, or former legal counsel Lang Wiseman – neither has publicly stated whether they would make an offer).
Other names of potential candidates include former U.S. attorneys Donald Cochran, Mike Dunavant and Doug Overbey and election finance registry director Bill Young. Tennessee is the only state where the Supreme Court appoints the Attorney General.
Current AG Herbert Slatery is not seeking a second term.