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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 1, 2014

Knoxville women executives gathered yesterday for a panel discussion on the upcoming judicial retention elections and a reception to honor new U.S. District Court Judge Pamela Reeves. The program included remarks by Supreme Court Justices Connie Clark and Sharon Lee and former justice Penny White. Several area businesswomen in attendance criticized the effort to politicize the retention election. Sharon Pryse, president/CEO of The Trust Co. and a University of Tennessee trustee appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam, said comments about the justices by Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey offended her. Ann Hansen, an engineering consultant, and Christi Branson, deputy to Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, expressed similar concerns. Read more about the event in Knoxnews.