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King Takes Oath as 24th Judicial District Chancellor

Posted 9/12/19

HUNTINGON (August 6) — Friday morning Jennifer Twyman King was administered the oath of office as chancellor of the 24th Judicial District. King was appointed September 4 by Tennessee Governor …

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King Takes Oath as 24th Judicial District Chancellor

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HUNTINGDON (August 6) — Friday morning Jennifer Twyman King was administered the oath of office as chancellor of the 24th Judicial District. King was appointed September 4 by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee as chancellor to fill the vacancy created with Carma McGee’s appointment to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. Governor Lee stated, “Jennifer is an engaged member of the community and highly qualified attorney. We are proud to appoint her to the 24th Judicial District and value the expertise she brings to the role.”

With a courtroom filled to capacity, King was administered the oath of office by Circuit Court Judge Donald Parish. Judges Parish and Creed McGinley served as acting chancellors in McGee’s absence. Parish welcomed the crowded and lauded the state’s nominating committee and Governor Lee for appointing King as chancellor.

King commented it was as surprise to see a full courtroom in her support. She added, “It is an honor to be appointed, and it’s an once in a lifetime opportunity.” The new chancellor said she plans to hit the ground rounding as she assumes the bench.

Derogatory comments were made on social media regarding her past political affiliation with the Democratic Party and recently changed political parties to receive the nomination from the governor. When asked for comment, Chancellor King was quick to state the comments about her were untrue and she has been a long-time member of the party. She added that her husband, Dusty, is the secretary of the Carroll County Republican Party.

King is the daughter of Lynn and Debra Twyman, and graduate of Huntingdon High School. She graduated magna cum laude from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., and graduated from the University of Memphis, School of Law in 2002. She is the co-founder and partner of King and King, PLC with her husband. King’s practice focused on family law, estate planning and family law mediations. She is a member of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee. Jennifer was listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Family Law Mediator in 2008. The 24th Judicial District covers Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin and Henry counties.

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