Haslam names former Sen. Mike Faulk circuit judge

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has named former state Sen. Mike Faulk, a fellow Republican from Kingsport, as circuit judge in northeastern Tennessee.

Faulk retired last year after a single four-year term in the Senate, where he sponsored legislation seeking to allow legally possessed firearms to be stored in vehicles parked in any parking lot and to encourage slaughterhouses for horses in Tennessee.

Both measures failed, but a less expansive version of the guns-in-parking-lots law was enacted this year.

Faulk was one of three finalists for a vacancy on the Tennessee Court of Appeals in February, but Haslam instead selected Chancellor Thomas Frierson.

Faulk was succeeded in the Senate by former state Rep. Frank Niceley, a Strawberry Plains Republican.


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