Jefferson attorney Ronnie Hopkins has taken his name out of consideration for the State Court judgeship in Jackson County.
Hopkins serves as the chairman of the Jefferson Board of Education and state law doesn’t allow a person to hold two elected positions.
Those who remain on the list include: Scott Tolbert, Donna Golden Sikes, Nick Primm and Jeff Perry. They will be interviewed on Dec. 7 by the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Georgia led by chairman Michael Bowers.
The commission will then select and recommend to the governor those found to be “qualified” to a short list of up to five people for the position. The governor will make the appointment.
The position is vacant following the death of Judge Jerry Gray.