Catherine “Cate” White has entered the race to run for the Circuit Court Judgeship that came open after Judge Neil Thomas resigned, in the May 1 Republican Primary.
Ms. White said, “Although the governor is expected to appoint a substitute very shortly to fill in, he is required to do this by law, and the position is only temporary. The Appointee will have to win the Republican Primary May 1, and then the general election in September.
“Because I seek this position not for the title, but for the work, I feel called to run. I have a servant’s heart, and wish to serve the citizens of Hamilton County in this way.
“By far the majority of the case load in Circuit Court deals with family law issues, something I have focused on in my law practice for 27 years. The families of Hamilton County deserve someone on the bench who can dive right in and provide them with relief through good, sound, and efficient decisions.
“Not to underestimate my qualifications, I also have had experience with civil jury trials, property disputes, contract disputes, employment law—you name it, I have probably come across it.”
Ms. White graduated from GPS in 1978. She then received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Baylor University in 1982. After working in the news media for several years, she decided to follow her true passion and become an attorney. She graduated from Cumberland School of Law in 1988, and has been licensed to practice in Tennessee since then. She attends church at The Ministry Center and is a member of the Hamilton County Republican Women, Pachyderm Club, The Mayor’s Council on Women, The Scenic City Women’s Network, SETLAW, and the Chattanooga Bar Association.
Ms. White is also supported by her children, Kassey and Shiloh, and the Forrest Cate family. Her father was the late Forrest Cate, Jr.