Voting advice by Knoxville Bar Association

John MonroeOur Town Leaders

The Knox County General Election is August 1 with early voting running from July 12-27 and the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) wants to do its part to educate voters about elections related to the judicial system.

KBA members in a recent survey evaluated the candidates for Knox County Law Director, Knox County Criminal Court Judge Division II, and one Tennessee Supreme Court Justice who is being considered for retention election.

“Local attorneys have a unique perspective about candidates offering themselves for service in offices which directly relate to the administration of justice. For that reason, as a service to our community, we ask lawyers to share their views in a survey before they head to the polls themselves to cast their votes,” said Knoxville Bar Association president Carlos Yunsan.

The Judicial Committee, a nonpartisan committee of the KBA, oversees the candidate survey and asks local attorneys to anonymously rate candidates as either strongly recommended, recommended, not recommended, strongly not recommended or without knowledge to rate the candidate. In the recent survey, more than 300 local legal professionals provided responses for the public’s consideration.

Scroll down for complete survey results here and additional resources for voters on the Knoxville Bar Association website here.

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