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Judge David Durham announces retirement

Submitted to The Democrat • Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Criminal Court Judge, David Earl Durham, has announced that he will not seek reelection next August, but will retire at the end of his term on Aug. 31, 2014.

Judge Durham has more than 30 years of public service to the citizens of the State of Tennessee, most recently as the Criminal Court Judge for the 15th Judicial District. The 15th Judicial District consists of Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson Counties. He has held the office of Criminal Court Judge since March 2009.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Durham was the Deputy District Attorney General, Criminal Division, for the 15th Judicial District.

"I have enjoyed my many years serving the citizens of the State of Tennessee, particularly those of the 15th Judicial District.  I'm going to miss working with my wonderful staff, Michelle Wright and Gwen Cripps, the courtroom personnel, and attorneys of the District, but it's time to begin a new chapter in my life away from the public arena."

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