Dickson announces candidacy for circuit court clerk

Staff Reports • Jan 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Jeff Dickson announced his campaign kickoff for the position of Wilson County circuit court clerk in the August election.

Dickson is a graduate of Lebanon High School and Middle Tennessee State University receiving a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration.  Dickson attended the Nashville School of Law and has about 15 years of experience working in different courts in Wilson County.  

Dickson has served as the coordinator of the 15th Judicial District Drug Court program, serving five counties since 2002.  The drug court program, the first of its kind in Wilson County, serves the community by working closely with offenders in an effort to assist them to become drug free citizens. As the drug court coordinator, he has worked with the circuit court clerk’s office and staff.  

Dickson has been a department director for the Wilson County government structure for the past 12 years.  Dickson’s duties as a department director have given him the opportunity to work with county commissioners preparing and presenting 12 annual budgets. 

Dickson said he has also built a relationship with the circuit court clerk’s office and staff and is familiar with its day-to-day operations.

Dickson has been married for 30 years to Lisa Horton Dickson, a Lebanon native and also a graduate of Lebanon High School and Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in social work.  Lisa is best known for her work with youth in Wilson County.  Lisa is the director of Youth Links, a program, which operates within the Wilson County School System.  Both Lisa and Jeff are active with the Wilson County Fair Board and other civic groups.

Together Jeff and Lisa have two children, Josh Dickson, a 2006 graduate of Lebanon High School who currently works with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department. Katie Dickson, a 2010 graduate of Watertown High School, is currently a senior at Tennessee Tech University as a pre-med major.

In his work with the Wilson County courts, Dickson has written grants for the county, including a $433,000.00 energy efficiency grant, which improved energy consumption and saved the county money on county-owned buildings.  Dickson has written and applied for more than $1 million in grant money for the betterment of Wilson County.  

Gerald Bishop, treasurer for Dickson’s campaign for circuit court clerk, encourages everyone to come out to Dickson’s campaign kickoff Jan. 23 from 4-7 p.m. for  “Coffee, Cobbler and Conversation” at Sammy B’s in the Mill to meet with Dickson, family and friends.

As the August election approaches, Dickson said he asks for support to become the new Wilson County circuit court clerk.

Dickson said he encouraged anyone with questions to call him at 615-332-4163 or email him at jeffdicksonforcircuitcourtclerk@....

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