General Sessions Judge to Retire

Davidson County General Sessions Judge Gloria Dumas will not seek re-election to a third term for medical reasons, the Tennessean reports. Dumas, who was first elected in 1998, has been criticized in recent years for her record of absenteeism and tardiness, although her attorney said the controversy didn’t play any role in Dumas’ decision to retire at the end of this term. Attorneys Allegra Walker and Vince Wyatt have said they plan to run in the Democratic primary for Dumas’ Division IV seat in General Sessions Court.