Endorsement in Judge’s Race

Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ former top crime fighter, District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, recently made his choice in the race for Circuit Court Judge.
Today, the former long-time and universally respected District Attorney publically endorsed Republican candidate for Circuit Court Judge Nathan Nichols. Nichols will be on the May 1, 2018 Republican Primary ballot.
Nichols served as a prosecutor in Whitesell’s office during his administration and, in making his endorsement, Whitesell said, “I selected Nathan Nichols as an assistant district attorney because of his dedication to the protection of our community. He genuinely cares about crime victims and their families and has always treated them with compassion and respect.”
While working for Whitesell, Nichols served as a felony prosecutor in Circuit Court and was previously appointed Rutherford County’s chief child sexual and physical abuse prosecutor. Whitesell said Nichols’ service as the County’s child abuse prosecutor, a position many consider to be the most difficult in the District Attorney’s Office, is a “testament to his love for this community and dedication to its safety.”
Whitesell served as an assistant district attorney general for almost 15 years before being named Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ District Attorney in 1995 by Republican Governor Don Sundquist. He was elected, without opposition, to the position in 1996 and was unopposed for re-election in 1998 and 2006. Whitesell retired in 2014 and also served as past president of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference and was also the agency’s Executive Director in 2015.
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