JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a Saltillo resident to become the First District Chancery Court judge.
On Tuesday, December 12, Bryant appointed Stephen T. Bailey. He will replace Judge T.K. Moffett, who is retiring effective Jan. 31, 2018.
Bailey’s appointment will be effective February 1.
The First District serves Alcorn, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union counties.
“Stephen’s extensive experience practicing in chancery court uniquely qualifies him to serve on the bench. I am pleased he has accepted this appointment,” Bryant said.
Bailey has served as a prosecutor in Lee County Youth Court and Tupelo Municipal Court.
“I promise the people of the First Chancery Court District that I will work hard and that I will fairly and impartially apply the law to all persons who appear before me as judge,” he said.
The office will appear on the ballot in November 2018.