Judge Ross to retire
Carroll L. Ross, Circuit Court Judge, Part III, of the 10th Judicial District has announced that he will be retiring in August of 2014 at the end of his present term of office.
Carroll L. Ross, Circuit Court Judge, Part III, of the 10th Judicial District has announced that he will be retiring in August of 2014 at the end of his present term of office. The 10th Judicial District includes four counties: Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk.
Judge Ross was appointed to his judicial position by Governor Don Sundquist in 1996 to fill the unexpired term of the late Judge Mayo Mashburn, and he has served in that capacity since that date.
“I certainly owe a deep debt of gratitude to Governor Don Sundquist for the confidence he showed in me when he originally appointed me to this position,” Ross said. “I also owe a debt of gratitude to the Republican party and to the good people of the 10th Judicial District who have continued to elect me to this position since my original appointment.”
Judge Ross was reelected to his current position in 1998 and in 2006. In his judicial capacity, he has been primarily responsible for handling the criminal docket with Judge Amy Reedy. “It has been a pleasure to work with Judge Reedy for these past several years, and, with her assistance, the 10th Judicial District has one of the most current dockets in the entire state,” Ross said. “None of this would have been possible without the cooperation and hard work of Jerry N. Estes and R. Steven Bebb, the two district attorneys general who have so ably served the people of this district during my tenure in office.”
“I have also been fortunate to work with one of the best defense bars in the state of Tennessee,” Ross said. “Richard Hughes, our District Public Defender, the members of his staff, and the members of the private defense bar in this district are among the most professional in our state.”
Ross said that he also wanted to thank the sheriffs and clerks of the four counties in his district. “All of the courts in our district are run extremely well,” Ross said, “and it makes my job much easier when I have efficient clerks and competent sheriffs to assist us in the court system.”
Ross said that he was announcing his decision to retire at the end of his present term of office in order to allow interested candidates to adequately prepare for their campaign in the upcoming election of 2014.
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