2014 Tennessee Judicial Selection Information Center

As a public service, the Tennessee Bar Association program is working to help assure that our upcoming judicial elections are conducted in a manner that will maintain confidence in our judiciary. This website provides information for candidates as well as for voters.

Retention Recommendations

See recommendations on the retention of Tennessee Supreme Court justices and Appellate Court judges from the Tennessee Judicial Evaluation Commission. The information is available from the Administrative Office of the Courts' website.


Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct

The Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct, which is designed to maintain the highest standards of discourse, was sent to all judges and judicial candidates. Those who sign the code pledge not to comment during the campaign on legal issues that might come before them as a judge, and if elected, to conduct themselves in a fair and impartial manner and recuse themselves from issues on which they already have announced how they would rule. Download a copy of the code.


2014 Judicial Candidates

See the list of candidates who have announced for upcoming judicial elections. Those who have signed the Code of Conduct are noted in red font.

Appellate Court Judges (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals)

State Trial Court Candidates (Chancery, Circuit, Criminal)

Candidates for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction (General Sessions, Juvenile)

These lists were compiled from multiple sources, so it they may be incomplete. If you see errors or omissions, please contact TBA staff member Karen Belcher.


Judging Our Judges

Download "Judging Our Judges" -- a guide to help voters evaluate judicial candidates.


Informed Voters -- Fair Judges

"Informed Voters -- Fair Judges" is a new campaign to educate voters about the judicial system, the importance of fair and impartial judicial elections, and how to evaluate judicial candidates. Tennessee is one of eight states to participate in the project sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges and the League of Women Voters. Learn more here.