Public Defender Ardena Garth said she has decided to apply for the vacant Criminal Court judge seat held by Judge Steve Bevil, who died recently.
Rodney Strong, an assistant district attorney, said he has already submitted his application.
Others mentioned for the post include attorneys Don Poole and Jerry Sloan.
The deadline to apply is Friday.
Those applying will appear before the Judicial Selection Commission.
That panel will recommend three finalists, and Gov. Phil Bredesen will make the decision.