Hamrick, R-Carrollton, an attorney and chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee, said he expects an interview with the governor before the end of the month.
“It’s an honor to be considered for a judgeship in my home circuit,” he said.
He declined further comment until the process is complete.
Hamrick was the sole qualifier in May for his bid to seek re-election to his Senate District 30 seat.
Other names on the governor’s list include:
• Bryan Cavan, former State Bar of Georgia president and an attorney at Miller and Martin;
• Deron Hicks, state inspector general;
• Jeanette Little, a Troup County state court judge who presides over a DUI and drug court program;
• Jeff Lukken, mayor of LaGrange;
• David McLaughlin, a senior assistant district attorney general who works in the Law Department’s Special Prosecutions Division.
Hamrick, 47, was first elected to the District 30 Senate seat in 2000, representing parts of Carroll, Douglas and Paulding counties. In addition to the judiciary committee, he is also a member of the appropriations, ethics, public safety and rules committees.
He is currently chairing the senate study committee to rewrite the Juvenile Justice Code and serves on several committees for the National Conference of State Legislators. He also served as co-chair of the Joint Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform in the 2011-2012 General Assembly session.
He is a lifelong resident of Carroll County. He graduated from Carrollton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University. He received his law degree in 1992 from Georgia State University College of Law.
Hamrick has worked in the legislative and executive branches of government, on the Governor’s Task Force for Drug Suppression and as an intern, prosecuting criminal cases in the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office. He currently has a law practice in Carrollton.
He has been active in the community with involvement in the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Carroll County program. He is a member of the Carrollton First United Methodist Church, serving on the Long Range Planning Committee and as a Sunday school teacher.
Lee, 69, of Newnan, was one of the state’s longest serving Superior Court judges. He retired amid an investigation by the state Judicial Qualifications Commission.
The Coweta Judicial Circuit covers Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties.