Nashville, Tenn.– Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Mark Hayes as circuit court judge for the 29th judicial district on Monday to fill the Honorable Russell Lee Moore’s vacancy.

The 29th Judicial District covers Lake and Dyer counties.

“Mark will bring extensive experience to this role, and I’m proud to announce his appointment,” said Gov. Lee. “I am confident he will serve Tennesseans with integrity and appreciate his willingness to serve.”

Hayes formerly served as partner at Jenkins Dedmon Hayes Law Group LLP and has spent nearly 40 years in private practice. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.