According to the Newton Record, District Attorney Mark Duncan has been appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to replace Judge Vernon Cotten.
Congratulations Judge Duncan.
2017 Judicial Resignation/Replacement Tracker:
- Circuit Judge Vernon Cotten – 8th Circuit District – Judge Mark Duncan
- County Judge John Price – Warren County – Replacement: Yet to be named
- County Judge Gaylon Harper – Jones County – Replacement: Yet to be named