Sumner County Judge Not Seeking Re-election

Sumner County Chancellor Tom E. Gray will not seek re-election in 2014, the Tennessean reports. In a statement yesterday, Gray, 71, said he considered many factors in making the decision. “The term is for eight years, and I cannot keep the pace that I set in 1982,” he said. “Another factor is that I would like to be available to do things with my family, travel a bit and do genealogy research.” Three Gallatin attorneys — Jim Hawkins, Mark Smith and Joe Thompson — have already indicated an interest in the position but have not made an official announcement.