Meet 1st District's Candidates for AG, Criminal Court Judge

Candidates for attorney general in the First Judicial District -- incumbent Tony Clark, Jerome Cochran and Dan Smith -- answer questions about what they would bring to the office. The Johnson City Press reports. The paper also looks at the race for Criminal Court Judge Part I. The seat, held by Judge Robert Cupp since 1998, has two candidates seeking the seat. Cupp did not file paperwork to seek re-election to the bench. Dennis Brooks, an assistant district attorney, and Lisa Nidiffer Rice, a private practice lawyer, will go head-to-head on the May 6 Republican primary ballot. The district includes Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties.