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."


Family Makes Treasure Trove Of Early Chattanooga Photographs Available For Book; Stokes Collection Has Been Passed Down To Descendants

A treasure trove of Chattanooga photographs that have been passed down in the Stokes family for generations has now been assembled in an upcoming book. Chattanooga Around The Turn Of The Century: The Remarkable Stokes Collection will be published by Chattanoogan.com. Pre-orders are now being taken for the book, which includes over 700 photos on large-size pages. Publisher ... (click for more)

DesJarlais Praises Ruling By Kansas Judge On Obamacare Tax Subsidies

Rep. Scott DesJarlais on Tuesday praised a ruling by a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma that Affordable Care Act tax subsidies cannot go to residents of states with a federally-run insurance exchange rather than a state-run exchange. Judge Ronald White wrote, "The court holds that the IRS Rule is arbitrary, capricious, an ... (click for more)

How To Reform The City Industrial Development Board - And Response (3)

My aims is to bring to the public’s attention the need for procedural changes that, if implemented, would significantly improve the information available the public, to the City Council and to the City Industrial Development Board about the verifiable benefits and costs of tax incentive financing structures and to make the entire process transparent. The public, the City ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: He Can Never Go Home

When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston sparked top-ranked Florida State to a 56-41 comeback over N.C. State last Saturday, you would have thought the world had forgotten and virtually excused his vulgar rant from the week before. His inexcusable mid-week antics kept him sidelined during the Clemson game and brought down the nation’s scorn but less than a week later he was ... (click for more)

Baylor Impressive In Volleyball Sweep Of Signal Mountain

Baylor coach Sarah Lail paused briefly before saying that she's seen her Lady Red Raider volleyball team play better than they did on Monday, but they did just about everything right as they celebrated Senior Night with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Signal Mountain Lady Eagles. It was a meeting of two of the top three teams in Chattanooga -- too bad that Ooltewah couldn't ... (click for more)

Basketball, Wrestling Mocs Host Ball N' Brawl

It’s party time in the Scenic City. Chattanooga’s team is sending some of its best to close down 3rd Street on Friday, October 10, for Ball N’ Brawl. This inaugural event features the men’s and women’s basketball programs along with the wrestling team. “This was an idea coaches Heath Eslinger (wrestling) and Will Wade (men’s basketball) came up with,” Director of Marketing and ... (click for more)