Circuit Judge Susan Sumner Tungate has announced her retirement. She plans to step aside November 30, 2018 after 20 years on the bench. The judge said 20 years is long enough. She plans to enjoy time with family and grandchildren.
Judge Tungate was first elected associate judge in 1998. She was then elected to her circuit role in 2002.
Associate Judge Thomas Cunnington has announced he plans to seek the circuit judge'e seat next year. He plans to run the Republican March primary in 2018.