Supremes, appeals court judges win retention elections

All three state Supreme Court justices, appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to fill vacancies, won full terms in Thursday’s retention elections by better than 2-to-1 margins.

Results in the Supreme Court elections:

Supreme Court Retain Jeffrey Bivins
1,980 of 1,980 precincts – 100 percent

x-Yes 302,562 – 71 percent
No 125,113 – 29 percent

Supreme Court Retain Holly Kirby
1,980 of 1,980 precincts – 100 percent

x-Yes 302,069 – 71 percent
No 123,448 – 29 percent

Supreme Court Retain Roger Page
1,980 of 1,980 precincts – 100 percent

x-Yes 300,944 – 71 percent
No 123,796 – 29 percent

There were seven appeals court judges on the statewide ballot for retention election as well and all of them won by similar margins. (Final unofficial returns available HERE.)

The seven were Court of Appeals Judges are on the ballot Kenny Armstrong of Memphis, Brandon Gibson of Jackson and Arnold Golden of Memphis along with Court of Criminal Appeals Judges Robert Montgomery of Kingsport, Timothy Easter of Nashville, Robert Holloway of Columbia and Ross Dyer of Jackson.