Judge Amy Reedy Announces Candidacy For Re-Election For Criminal Court For 10th Judicial District

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Judge Amy Reedy
Judge Amy Reedy

Judge Amy Reedy announced her candidacy for re-election to the Criminal Court for the 10th Judicial District.  

In a statement released Tuesday, she said, "It has been my honor to serve the 10th Judicial District as Criminal Court Judge since February 2006 when I was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen and then elected in August 2006.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with thousands of jurors, as they serve our district, circuit court clerks, deputy clerks, probation officers, the drug court, law enforcement officers and judges in Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties.  

"In 2006 I was asked what changes I would make if I was elected as your criminal court judge.   I said I would work hard to bring dockets under control so that prolonged delay could be brought to an end, and I would work hard to see that all people are treated fairly in criminal court. My dedication to efficient management of the docket has ensured that court clerk personnel and law enforcement officers have not wasted time needlessly on cases.

 "According to the records of the circuit court clerk’s offices in the 10th Judicial District there has been a 30 percent reduction in the number of defendants with pending criminal cases since I was elected eight years ago.  This is in spite of the fact that the Annual Report of the Tennessee Judiciary shows a 30 percent increase in the number of criminal court filings during the same time period in our district. We have met increased demand while reducing our docket without any additional taxpayer expense.  

"During the last 20 years, I have had the honor to serve my district publicly as an assistant district attorney general, assistant public defender, deputy clerk and criminal court judge.  This foundation of life experience and public service insures the citizens of the 10th Judicial District that I am able to continue to serve as criminal court judge with competence.    

"I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother.  I am a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where I have served and continue to serve in a variety of positions.  I am a member of the Tennessee Trial Judges Association, the Cleveland High School Criminal Justice Advisory Board and the Sunrise Rotary Club.  I actively participate in the 10th Judicial District Drug Court.  

"I respectfully ask for your support and vote in the coming election to continue serving as your Criminal Court Judge."



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