J.B. Bennett Endorsed By Local Fraternal Order Of Police For Circuit Court Judge

Monday, April 28, 2014
The local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed J.B. Bennett for Hamilton County Circuit Court judge, Division 1.

"The members of our chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police value the opportunity to endorse J.B. Bennett whom we believe will best represent our values and vision within the realms of government service," said Sean O'Brien, president of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. "We place in J.B. our sincere hope and trust as he seeks to serve the citizens of Hamilton County in this very important station."

Mr. Bennett has practiced law for more than 20 years with the local firm Spears, Moore, and Williams. His practice has mainly been concentrated in circuit court, where he handles highly complex cases and jury trials.
Mr. Bennett also has significant jury trial experience.

A native of Chattanooga, Mr.. Bennett graduated from Boyd-Buchanan High School, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his juris doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

"I am profoundly grateful to receive the public backing of the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police," said Mr. Bennett. "Their passion for serving this community resonates with my vision to give back to Hamilton County from both on and off the bench, and I sincerely appreciate their endorsement."

Mr. Bennett is seeking the Republican nomination for Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge, Division 1. Early voting is going on now and will end on May 1, followed by primary election day on May 6.

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