Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday, July 8 appointed Wesley Bray, of Putnam County, as the criminal court judge to the 13th Judicial District to fill the Honorable David. A Patterson’s vacancy.

“Wesley brings extensive experience to this role and will serve the 13th district with integrity,” Gov. Lee said. “We welcome him to this role and appreciate his willingness to serve.”

Bray has been a solo practitioner for 14 years, with experience in criminal and civil proceedings. Additionally, he is a Rule 31 family mediator with a focus on divorce and family law issues.

Bray is a graduate of Nashville School of Law and Tennessee Tech University.

Bray resides in Cookeville with his wife of 17 years, Ashley, and their three children.