The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 673 formally endorsed Gary Starnes for Sessions Court judge, through a collective vote in their regular board and membership meeting on Monday.
Tim Tomisek, president of the IBPO stated that, “After interviewing candidates, the IBPO unanimously voted to endorse Gary Starnes for judge of the Sessions Court of Hamilton County. The IBPO found that Mr. Starnes is a proven leader in the legal profession and the community. The IBPO found that Mr. Starnes has excellent credentials, years of trial court experience, has sat as a special judge in our local City and Sessions courts, and has integrity and leadership abilities. Mr. Starnes has also been a supporter of local, state, and federal police and law enforcement officials for years. The IBPO is proud to announce this endorsement of Mr. Starnes as our next Sessions Court judge.”
Attorney Gary Starnes stated that “the recent endorsements of the Chattanooga Firefighters Association, Local 820 and the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 673 on Monday is an extraordinary honor and has energized my campaign. I am prepared to serve.”
The IBPO Local 673 are local law enforcement officers engaged in and serving the community. The IBPO membership includes the Chattanooga Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.
From left, Kendon Massengale, Gary Starnes and Tim Tomisek.