Judge Christie Sell Endorsed By Local Fraternal Order Of Police

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Judge Christie Sell and Sean O'Brien, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22
Judge Christie Sell and Sean O'Brien, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22

The Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22 has endorsed Judge Christie Sell for Hamilton County General Sessions Court judge, Division 1. The local Rock City chapter includes officers and deputies from every police department in Hamilton County. 

"The Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge #22 proudly endorses Judge Christie Sell for Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge," said Sean O'Brien, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge. "Judge Sell is an effective community leader, diligently serving Hamilton County both on and off the bench. Her fairness and competence are apparent to law enforcement, and we look forward to continually working together in the Hamilton County community."

Judge Sell was elected General Sessions Court judge in 2006, becoming the first woman in Hamilton County's history to be elected to that position. Before her election, Judge Sell practiced civil and criminal law in Tennessee and Georgia as a partner with the local firm Shumacker Witt Gaither & Whitaker, P.C. She also worked as a Rule 31 mediator, approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

A native of Chattanooga, Judge Sell graduated from Notre Dame High School and earned her bachelor's degree with honors and her Juris Doctorate of Law from the University of Memphis. 

"It is an honor to have the respect and support of our local police officers," said Judge Sell. "Their tireless service and commitment to justice is inspiring, and I am humbled they trust my judgement and ability to lead in the Hamilton County community."

Judge Sell is seeking re-election for General Sessions Court judge. The judgeship is a nonpartisan position. The general election is Thursday, Aug. 7, and early voting begins on July 18. 

For more information on Judge Sell, please visit www.ChristieSellForJudge.com.


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