TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 16, 2014

State Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis announced today that he is running for Shelby County Chancery Court judge, the Commercial Appeal reports. The seat is to be vacated by Gov. Bill Haslam’s appointment of Chancellor Arnold Goldin to the Tennessee Court of Appeals. As minority leader, Kyle is the top-ranking Democrat from Memphis in the statehouse, where he has served in the Senate since 1983. “I will be a fair judge who will work hard to ensure that our citizens get their day in court,” Kyle said. “I have a proven track record in the Senate of making the right decision, and that is one of the reasons my colleagues elected me their leader.”