In the race to fill an open Davidson County General Sessions judgeship, 60 percent of Nashville Bar Association members polled recommended former Metro Councilman Mike Jameson, dwarfing the favorable numbers of nine other candidates.
Of 924 Nashville bar members who responded to a poll on the bench vacancy, 45 percent “highly recommended” Jameson, an attorney at North, Pursell, Ramos & Jameson PLC who served on the council for eights years. Another 15 percent “recommended” Jameson to the judge position.
The results could boost Jameson’s candidacy just days before the Metro Council on Nov. 15 is set to fill the judge position, left vacant with the recent death of Judge Leon Ruben.
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“I’m very grateful to my colleagues in Nashville’s legal community,” Jameson said in a statement. “If appointed by Metro Council, I promise in return to work my hardest as a judge to justify the faith placed in me.”
A survey ballot was available online, according to a bar association press release, with paper ballots available to NBA members without an email address. Attorneys were asked to comment as to each of the candidates in one of four ways: “highly recommend,” “recommend,” “do not recommend” or “no opinion.”
Finishing second in favorable marks was John “Jack” P. Brown III, a senior partner at Kennedy & Brown PLLC, who garnered 17 percent in the “highly recommend” category and 24 percent in the “recommend category.”
Rosemary Sexton, senior assistant at the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, took in 14 percent in the “highly recommend” category and 14 percent in the “recommend” category.
Lynda Jones, an attorney at Jones Law Group, PLLC, received 13 percent in the “highly recommend” category and 20 percent in the “recommend” category.
Attorney Blake Freeman collected 11 percent in the “highly recommend” category and 14 percent in the “recommend” category.
Three attorneys topped the “do not recommend” category: Andrei Ellen Lee, with 26 percent; Jones, with 25 percent; and Paul Walwyn, with 24 percent. Jameson received the fewest votes in this category, with 9 percent not recommending him for the judge position.
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