Judge Christie Mahn Sell is a local Chattanoogan who has never been anything but a positive and influential leader in our community. I have known Christie most of my life, and I can attest to her integrity and character.
Since Christie’s election as the first woman judge to General Sessions Court in 2006, she has focused on improving awareness and education of domestic violence in our community. With her influence, a domestic violence court in Hamilton County commenced in January 2010.
Christie regularly volunteers to speak to elementary, middle and high school parents about the judicial system and the perils of drugs, domestic violence and other difficulties facing our community.
Over the years, Christie has found time to form and coach a cross country team at her children’s elementary school, serve as race director for Chattanooga Track Club road races, chair the American Heart Association Heart Ride & Skate event for two years, and co-chair Normalpalooza for two years to benefit Normal Park Museum Magnet School.
I feel fortunate that someone of Judge Sell’s caliber is willing to serve the community in an elected position. Let’s make sure we keep her on the bench. Vote for Judge Christie Mahn Sell.
Colleen Gallagher Combs
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Christie Sell was first elected by Hamilton County voters to serve as one of the General Sessions Court judges in 2006. She is up for re-election in August and seeks your vote.
We as citizens of Hamilton County could not have done any better in putting the best person in this position than Judge Sell. As a lawyer practicing in Hamilton County for over 22 years, I have seen and worked in front of many judges. Judge Christie Sell easily stands out as one of our best and brightest jurists.
Judge Sell is courteous to those who appear in her court. She takes the time to explain the process and operates her courtroom efficiently and respectfully so everyone who goes in her courtroom knows what to expect, every day.
Judge Sell is tough on crime. If you have been in Judge Sell’s courtroom, you know that she gives all parties a fair chance to be heard. She is patient and deliberate in her consideration of the facts and the law. However, when a defendant has been found guilty of criminal conduct in her court, Judge Sell is not afraid to deliver judgment in the form of swift and firm punishment for wrongdoing according to the law. Judge Sell knows that criminal offenders only respect the law if it is firmly and fairly applied in every case. This principal has earned Judge Sell the respect from prosecutors, defense lawyers and the other judges in Hamilton County during the last eight ears she has been on the bench.
Judge Sell is dedicated to her job and takes the responsibility of her office personally in every case. She is a hard worker and genuinely concerned about the people who come into her court needing the assistance from the court to resolve some of their most perplexing and complicated problems. Going to court is about problem solving and Judge Sell works on each case as if it is the only case on the docket that day. Judge Sell gives the citizens of Hamilton County the full benefit of the most fair, honest and intelligent judge we could ask for in our county every single day.
Let’s keep Judge Sell as our judge. We need her in General Sessions Court for another eight years. Please join me in voting to re-elect Judge Christie Sell this August for General Sessions Court judge.
Barry L. Abbott
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I have known Christie for over 30 years. She is one of the most impressive people I know. You don't have to know her well to know she is a great person who works hard and gives of her time in the community. Her energy and passion for people is truly inspirational. She has a smile and positive attitude that is contagious and I am so impressed with her hard work as a judge...
As a judge she is fair with each person, diligent about the truth, and committed to honor. Most of all she is gracious for the trust the people have put in her to be a great judge.
Your vote will make a difference. Re-elect Christie Sell.