No Challenge in Anderson County Judicial Election

While years of unpaid taxes and past-due child support were viewed by some as an issue that might keep him from serving as judge, no challenge was filed to the election of Roger Miller as Anderson County’s Division II General Sessions Court judge. The deadline to file suit passed last week, Knoxnews reports. Miller, a Republican, defeated longtime Judge Ron Murch, a Democrat, in the Aug. 7 election. Murch said Monday that the short time frame for contesting an election and the “very technical nature of those suits” precluded any challenge, though he said an ouster lawsuit could be filed after Miller takes office. Under that scenario, “there would be more time to thoroughly research” the issues, Murch said.