Last week I filed a post on the new members of the Judicial Selection Commission. Today, the appointees to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission were announced.
The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, which replaces the Judicial Evaluation Commission, evaluates the performance of the appellate level judges who are up for re-election. Prior to the election, the commission will complete a thorough review of each judge’s performance and make a recommendation to either retain or replace each judge. These recommendations are placed in newspapers throughout the state to inform voters prior to the election.
The Judicial Council appointed the following members:
E. Riley Anderson of Knoxville – former Supreme Court justice
Jeffrey S. Bivins of Franklin – Circuit Court judge
John T. Fowlkes of Memphis – Criminal Court judge
Amy Reedy of Athens – Criminal Court judge
Renata Soto of Nashville – co-founder and executive director, Conexion Americas
Lt. Gov. Ramsey appointed the following members:
John Chase Rambo of Jonesborough – private attorney
Michael E Tant of Franklin – executive vice president, W.Z. Baumgartner & Associates, Inc.
Speaker Williams appointed the following members:
John Day of Brentwood – founding partner, Day & Blair
Henrietta Grant of Knoxville – retired educator
I look forward to the opportunity to serve on this Commission and appreciate Speaker Williams’ confidence in me. I served on the Judicial Evaluation Commission as an appointee of former Lt. Gov. John S. Wilder and found it to be both an educational and a rewarding experience.