Claude Ramsey Endorses J.B. Bennett For Circuit Court Judge

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Claude Ramsey and J.B. Bennett
Claude Ramsey and J.B. Bennett

Claude Ramsey, retired Hamilton County mayor and former deputy governor for Governor Bill Haslam, announced his endorsement of J.B. Bennett for Hamilton County Circuit Court judge.

"I've known J.B. for most of his life, and I believe he has the skill, education, experience and temperament required to serve as circuit court judge," said Mr. Ramsey. "I am honored to endorse J.B. as circuit court judge and believe he would serve the people of Hamilton County with integrity and fairness."

J.B. Bennett is a native of Chattanooga who has practiced law for more than 20 years with the local firm Spears, Moore, Rebman, and Williams. He has significant trial experience in the circuit court. Mr. Bennett is a graduate of Boyd Buchanan, and he earned both his bachelor's degree in political science and his law degree from the University of Tennessee.

"Former Mayor and Deputy Governor Ramsey's place as one of our greatest leaders is unquestioned, due to his tireless and outstanding commitment to public service," said Mr. Bennett. "To have the support of someone who commands such unprecedented respect both locally and state-wide is not only a tremendous honor but deeply humbling."

J.B. Bennett is seeking the Republican nomination for Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge, Division 1. The primary election day is May 6, and early voting begins April 16.

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