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Front Page - Friday, February 25, 2022

Judge Greenholtz applies for Court of Criminal Appeals vacancies


The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz and six other applicants when it meets in March to select nominees for two imminent vacancies on the eastern section of the Court of Criminal Appeals.

The Hon. Norma McGee Ogle and the Hon. D. Kelly Thomas, Jr. elected to not file declarations of candidacy for retention in the August 2022 election.

Joining Greenholtz in applying for the vacancies are:

• Andrew Freiberg

• Mark Fulks

• Kyle Hixson

• Ray Hal Jenkins

• Tracy Jenkins

• Jay Arthur Perry

The council will hold a virtual hearing for both vacancies via Zoom March 3-4. The hearing will be livestreamed for public viewing at www.youtube.com/user/TNCourts.

Individuals may attend the livestream at the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in Knoxville to watch or speak in opposition to any applicant.

Visitors who want to attend the livestream hearing must check-in with security for admission.

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Greenholtz to serve as a Hamilton County Criminal Court judge in 2015. Greenholtz filled the vacancy Judge Rebecca Stern created when she retired.

Greenholtz won the Republican primary for the special term election March 1, 2016 and the general election Aug. 4, 2016.

He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and earned his juris doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville in 1999.

Greenholtz was a shareholder of the law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel from 2006 until his judicial appointment in 2015.

Source: Tennessee Supreme Court; Ballotpedia