Elect Russ Edwards for General Sessions Judge 2022 The right choice for you.
The right choice for Sumner County.
The right choice for you.
The right choice for Sumner County.
The right choice for you.
The right choice for Sumner County.
The right choice for you.
The right choice for Sumner County.

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RUSS EDWARDS
Republican for

GENERAL SESSIONS JUDGE

As Americans, we pride ourselves in the rule of law. The responsibility to uphold the law and the Constitution does not rest solely with the highest courts in the land. That responsibility starts at the county level. It starts where we live, work, play, and raise our families; where we are most closely connected and engaged.

To hold steadfast the American system of government where all persons, institutions, and entities are accountable to laws is the fundamental base to equality and to our quality of life.

PROVEN LEADERSHIP

    • Sumner County Recovery Court
      Board Vice President | 2021—present
    • Sumner County Bar Association
      Vice President | 2020—present
    • Hendersonville City Alderman
      2018—present

RESPECTED PROFESSIONAL

    • Licensed Attorney
      Edwards & Edwards | 2003 – present
    • Special Judge Sumner County General Sessions Court, Divisions 1 and 3
    • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
      Volunteer State Community College | 2018

COMMITTED TO SAFETY

    • Southern States Police Benevolent Association
      Member attorney | 2006—present
    • Hendersonville Public Safety Committee
      Member | 2018—present

Republican Candidate for General Sessions Judge

MEET
RUSS EDWARDS

Born in Hendersonville and later moving to Gallatin, local attorney and community leader Russ Edwards was raised on our Sumner County values and is committed to the future of our community. Russ chose to return to Sumner County after graduating from The University of Tennessee Knoxville to practice law and raise his own family. He dedicates his time to preserving the safety of Sumner County and ensuring that its legacy endures for the next generation.

Russ has been practicing civil and criminal law throughout his almost 18-year career, working in partnership with his father, Mike Edwards, at the Edwards & Edwards law firm in Hendersonville. The Sumner County General Sessions Court Judge has jurisdiction over the types of cases Russ experiences daily.

Russ has served as special judge for the General Sessions Court on multiple occasions.

Russ and his wife Sara have been married for more than 21 years. They have two children, ages 12 and 15. They are active members of Long Hollow Baptist Church, where they both serve as student ministry leaders. Russ serves our community as a Hendersonville city alderman (first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020), an active Rotary Club member, and a member of various nonprofit boards of directors, including organizations that focus on serving those with special needs. Russ has also spent time in the classroom as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Volunteer State Community College and coaches the Gallatin High School mock-trial team.

“Community involvement is of utmost importance to me. I love this community and the people in it. My years serving Hendersonville as an Alderman has been some of the most rewarding for me. They have allowed me to make a difference, and I am committed to ensuring Sumner County’s legacy for both my children and yours so that they too may choose Sumner County to live, work, play, and raise families of their own.”

Russ Edwards has the experience, leadership, and dedication we need on the General Sessions bench. He would appreciate your vote for General Sessions Judge in the Republican Primary on May 3, 2022, followed by the General Election on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

“My experience in law, my ability to communicate complex legal issues, and my application of the law to the facts of a case have prepared me to serve as General Sessions Judge.” ~Russ

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Russ Edwards for General Sessions Judge

Your Voice Matters

As a candidate for General Sessions Judge, I have received many questions and welcome yours.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is your background and legal experience?

    Eighteen years of private practice here in Sumner County have afforded me the opportunity to represent clients in many different types of cases, including a variety of criminal cases, orders of protection, family disputes, probate/estates, collections, building and contract disputes, personal injury, and worker’s compensation.

  • What qualities do you have that will help you serve as judge if elected?

    Knowledge of and experience in the law along with the ability to apply the law to the individual facts of each case are paramount, but also having the ability communicate with those who are not familiar with the law is important. Integrity, honesty, and patience are characteristics I have shown in various leadership roles that matter greatly in the position of General Sessions Judge. I would show every individual who stepped into the courtroom dignity and respect, and I would strive to ensure that he or she felt heard.

  • What else would be important to you as judge?

    As I have stated, public safety is my number one priority. Aside from that, supporting our recovery court program, which is available to certain qualified individuals who meet very specific criteria to address mental health or addiction issues. Serving as vice president of the board of directors for the Sumner County Recovery Court, Inc., the nonprofit organization that supplements funding for and raises awareness of our recovery court program, has been an honor. As General Sessions Judge, I will use the broad scope of the court to positively impact lives both individually and in the community as a whole.

  • What have you done that pushed you to your max?

    I am the first to admit that I am not a naturally gifted athlete. I am proud to have run seven marathons, an ultramarathon (50K), an Ironman triathlon, and that I have been the overall winner of two 10k races. These competitions have absolutely pushed me to my max. I have accomplished these things through simple, diligent hard work and sheer determination.

  • What do you do in your free time?

    I love spending days on the lake with my wife and children and hanging out around our backyard firepit with our two dogs, Iris and Maggie. I also enjoy running and biking.

  • Why do you want to be judge?

    I love this community and its people. Sumner County has seen much growth since my parents settled here fifty years ago, and I know the only way to ensure that this area remains a beautiful, vibrant community is by safeguarding its citizens so they can build their own American dream. That is not possible without safety, and safety is something we simply cannot take for granted. The judicial system here in Sumner County boasts a solid history that I wish to join and continue. I believe my skills are best used on the bench as General Sessions Judge to help protect the legacy of Sumner County for both my children and yours so that they too may choose to remain right here to live, work, play, and raise families of their own.

  • How can I donate to the campaign?

    We appreciate the support we have received from the community. Donations can be made directly online by clicking on the DONATE button, or mailed to:

    The Committee to Elect Russ Edwards
    177 E Main St # 1
    Hendersonville, TN 37075

  • Can I volunteer to support the campaign?

    Absolutely!  We appreciate all of our volunteers and their contributions.  Please complete the volunteer form on this site or email info@electrussedwards.com

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