By Brian Lazenby Staff Writer
Former Hamilton County Assistant District Attorney Mary Sullivan Moore officially has launched her campaign for Division II judge of General Sessions Court.
"I enjoy serving my neighbors to help ensure my community is safe," she said. "I take great pride in the fact that I have helped to protect the good citizens of this community by successfully prosecuting thousands of crimes during my service with the district attorneys office."
Mrs. Moore, a lifelong Chattanooga resident, graduated from Notre Dame High School. She attended the University of Mississippi and completed her law degree at the University of Mississippi School of Law, she said. She earned a master of laws degree from the Tulane University School of Law.
Since becoming a member of the Tennessee Bar in 1994, Mrs. Moore said she has spent the majority of her career in the Chattanooga and Hamilton County courts, but she also has practiced in United States federal courts and numerous other county and municipal courts in Tennessee.
She has been a prosecutor in Hamilton County for six years. During that time she has prosecuted "every kind of criminal case imaginable," she said.
Before serving Hamilton County as a prosecutor, Mrs. Moore practiced more than five years in civil law, includ- ing work as an associate with the Chattanooga law firm of Luther-Anderson.
Mrs. Moore said she and her husband, John, have been married for 10 years. They have two children, ages 6 and 2.
Chattanooga lawyer Hallie McFadden and General Sessions Court Judge David Bales, who was appointed to the seat in October after the resignation of Mike Carter, also are seeking the seat.
Early voting for the Aug. 3 General Sessions Court election is July 14-29.
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