Nathan Pride Wins Race for Circuit Court Judge
Pride to represent Madison, Chester and Henderson Counties
7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn. - Nathan B. Pride held a successful grass roots campaign to represent the 26th District Judicial Circuit Court.
7 Eyewitness News Reporter Modupe Idowu spoke with Nathan Pride just moments after the results were in.
"I feel elated that it's finally come to an end. It's been a long journey but thankfully we're happy with the results," said Nathan Pride.
A group of six attorneys including Edward Martindale, Dale Conder, Kyle Atkins Lloyd Tatum and Mark Patey were in the battle for the seat.
Pride used an intense campaign without of lot of financial backing to garner most of the votes in the August 2nd election.
"We tried to take the race to neighborhoods and to the streets and to the everyday people. We felt if we could just reach everybody one on on that we could be victorious. So we went to by 6,000 doors, door by door. And so that doesn't take a lot of money, it just takes a lot of patience," said Pride.
Pride will serve a two year term to replace Judge Roger Page who was picked to serve on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Pride said once he takes the bench, he hopes to bring technology to the courtroom.
"Well there's been a back log of cases since there's not been a sitting judge there for quite some time, and so the first thing I want to do is do something with the back log," said Pride.
The 26th District covers cases in Madison, Chester and Henderson Counties.
The 26th Judicial District totals are as follows:
Nathan Pride 4,457
Kyle Atkins 3,516
Edward Martindale, Jr. 3,067
Dale Conder 3,104
Lloyd Tatum 1,791
Mark Patey 1,615