Bar Association Conducting Poll On Candidates For General Sessions Court Judge

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Chattanooga Bar Association is conducting a poll of the 18 attorneys seeking appointment from the County Commission for General Sessions Court judge.

The open seat is due to the early retirement of Judge Clarence Shattuck.

The poll says:

The Board of Governors has been asked to conduct a poll as to the judicial/legal competence of the 18 candidates applying for vacancy in General Sessions Court.

Judicial competency shall be measured by 1) good moral character, 2) legal ability, 3) diligence, and 4) temperament, without the influence of personal preference or partisan consideration.

You must vote for three separate candidates. You cannot allocate two or more votes for one candidate. You will rank your top three of the eighteen applicants. You will indicate your first choice by selecting "1," second choice by selecting "2," and third choice by selecting "3." Only one ballot will be counted per CBA member.

Your ballot will be counted by a non-associated third party, and your identity will remain confidential.

Due to current time constraints in appointing a replacement judge, the deadline for voting is Friday, March 22 at 2 p.m.

Candidates are Larry Ables, Kevin Beck, Jeffrey Davis, Scott H. Grant, Cris Helton, Joseph Hollis Jr., Jeffrey B. Kopet, Mike Little, Leslie Longshore, Boyd Patterson, Bill Pemerton (listed on the ballot as Pemberton), Ron Powers, David Schmidt, Elizabeth Schmidt, Philip R. Strang, Carmen Ware, Gerald Webb and Kevin Wilson.

The County Commission will interview the candidates on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

 

The appointment is slated to be made at the regular commission meeting on Wednesday, March 27.

The new judge will be sworn in on Monday, April 1.

That judge will serve until the August 2020 county general election.

The winner of the judgeship in the election will serve the remainder of Judge Shattuck's term until the August 2022 election.


Legislation Sponsored By Rep. Helton Streamlining Greenbelt Applications Passes House

Collegedale Moves To Regulate Short Term Rentals

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report


House lawmakers approved State Rep. Esther Helton’s (R-East Ridge) legislation streamlining Greenbelt applications with strong bipartisan support. House Bill 817 makes it permissive for Property ... (click for more)

The city of Collegedale has adopted an ordinance establishing registration and permitting requirements for all short term rentals, an industry that officials said "has a growing presence in the ... (click for more)

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AARON, DONAVAN RAY 935 GREENHILL DR ROSSVILLE, 30741 Age at Arrest: 27 years old Arresting Agency: Soddy Daisy POSSESSION ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Legislation Sponsored By Rep. Helton Streamlining Greenbelt Applications Passes House

House lawmakers approved State Rep. Esther Helton’s (R-East Ridge) legislation streamlining Greenbelt applications with strong bipartisan support. House Bill 817 makes it permissive for Property Assessors to file Greenbelt applications in the Register of Deeds office. The assessor may record with the Register of Deeds the application for the classification property. However, ... (click for more)

Collegedale Moves To Regulate Short Term Rentals

The city of Collegedale has adopted an ordinance establishing registration and permitting requirements for all short term rentals, an industry that officials said "has a growing presence in the city." Collegedale officials said, "A short term rental is describe as a dwelling that is rented wholly or partially for a fee for a period of less than thirty (30) continuous days. Short ... (click for more)

Opinion

Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

Why in the world would there be any question regarding the wildlife at East Lake park, and the humane relocation of same? Why would anyone need to beg for the right thing to be done? Maybe if the ducks could ride scooters, there would be money for this. Or maybe if they had means to pay for one of the so-called affordable apartments we have in Chattanooga, they would rate the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What's 'Good' About It?

For the biggest part of my life (a real long time) I refused to acknowledge what is “good” about Good Friday. Today, in literally every country on earth, it is ‘Good Friday’ and, nope, nothing is “good” about killing my Jesus. Forget that it is the most singular display of His love for me, and I push all of the human race aside, to stand completely alone, and feel Jesus’ eyes on ... (click for more)

Sports

Softball: Lady Trojans Edge Lady Raiders, 4-3, In Big 5-3A Victory

Soddy-Daisy’s Lady Trojans will go into Friday’s Lady Trojan Invitational at Warner Park riding high after a come-from-behind 4-3 victory Thursday against Cleveland. Soddy-Daisy’s win coupled with McMinn County’s stunning 4-1 victory over Walker Valley moved the Lady Trojans into first place by 20 percentage points over the Lady Mustangs. In the other district game, East Hamilton ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Football Club And Nightfall Join Forces For 2019 Jersey Reveal

Chattanooga Football Club announced on Thursday its annual Jersey Reveal that will take place Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Plaza to help kick off the opening night of Chattanooga’s long-standing concert series, Nightfall. The event is free and all are encouraged to attend. Entering its 32nd year, Nightfall is consistently voted one of Chattanooga’s favorite events. ... (click for more)