Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle to run for judge in Shelby County

News release from Sen. Jim Kyle:
Memphis, Tenn.—State Senator Jim Kyle, a member of the General Assembly for three decades and leader of the Senate Democrats, will pull petition papers today to run for the Chancery Court Part II seat in Shelby County.

Kyle is running for an open seat created by the appointment of Chancellor Arnold Goldin to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section.

“I have practiced law in my hometown for more than 35 years, and have worked with and represented many of our citizens, either in the courtroom or as their state senator,” said Kyle. “I will be a fair judge who will work hard to ensure that our citizens get their day in court. I have a proven track record in the Senate of making the right decision, and that is one of the reasons my colleagues elected me their leader.”

Kyle, a founding partner of the Memphis law firm Domico Kyle, was first elected to the Senate in 1983. He was elected leader of the Senate Democrats in 2005.

“As a senator I have had the opportunity to be truly engaged in the process of making the very laws that I will interpret and apply in the courtroom as chancellor,” said Kyle. “I am looking forward to asking the people of Shelby County for their support in this race.”