The Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association (RCCBA) released the results of a member poll for the Rutherford and Cannon County August 7, 2014 General Election. Click here for the complete results.
In some of the more contested races for Judge…
- Republican Toby Gilley was recommended over incumbent Judge Larry Brandon, who is a Democrat.
- Judge Mark Rogers, who is the incumbent running under Independent, was recommended over Jeff Peach, who is running as a Republican.
- Judge Ben McFarlin, the incumbent running as an independent, was recommended over Kevin Hodges, a Republican.
- Judge David Loughry, an Independent incumbent, was recommended over Barry Tidwell, the Republican.
“As attorneys in our local bar we are fortunate to practice in one of the best areas in the entire state.. For many individuals, unless they have a legal issue they may never come across any of the candidates in their capacity as attorneys or judges in open court or in a professional setting. This bar poll is a reflection of our bar’s intent to give the general public an idea of what we think of the candidates in their professional capacity and ability to undertake the responsibilities for the positions they seek. ” said Thomas Parkerson RCCBA President.
A survey ballot was conducted online available only to RCCBA members. The lawyers were asked to comment as to each of the candidates in one of four ways: “Highly Recommend,” "Recommend," “Do Not Recommend,” or “No Opinion.” They were also asked to rate the each candidates’ experience and judicial demeanor on a scale from one to ten. One hundred and ten (110) responses were received by the deadline of July 23, 2014. All results are reported as raw ballot results with no attempt to extrapolate the results. RCCBA maintains complete neutrality.
Rutherford / Cannon Co. Bar Assoc.