Huntsville's Andy Tillman is sworn in as the 8th Judicial District's chancellor in 2013 after being appointed to the bench by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (Independent Herald file photo).
Huntsville's Andy Tillman is sworn in as the 8th Judicial District's chancellor in 2013 after being appointed to the bench by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (Independent Herald file photo).

NASHVILLE — Scott County attorney Andy Tillman is one of eight candidates for Tennessee’s attorney general for the next eight-year term, which will soon be appointed by the state’s Supreme Court.

Tillman, who just wrapped up his tenure as the 8th Judicial District’s chancellor, was one of four candidates from East Tennessee to submit applications for the attorney general’s office. Tillman was appointed to the bench last year by Gov. Bill Haslam following the death of long-time chancellor Billy Joe White. His bid for election to the Chancery Court post fell short in the Aug. 7 election, which saw Campbell County’s Elizabeth Asbury emerge victorious.

Incumbent attorney general Bob Cooper has applied for a new eight-year term. Others in the running include Herbert Slatery, a legal adviser to Haslam; state Sen. Doug Overbey, a Blount County Republican; Bill Young, an administrator in the state courts system; Gino Bulso, a Nashville attorney; Mark Fulks, a Johnson City attorney employed by the Baker Donelson firm;  and Will Helou, a Nashville attorney.

The 62-year-old Tillman concluded his tenure as chancellor of the 8th Judicial District on Friday.

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