Alexander Statement on Nominations of Chip Campbell and Eli Richardson to Serve as U.S. District Judges for the Middle District of Tennessee

Posted on July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2017 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statements on President Trump’s nominations of Chip Campbell and Eli Richardson to serve as U.S. District Judges for the Middle District of Tennessee:

On Campbell: “As a Nashville native, former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and experienced litigator, Mr. Campbell will serve Middle Tennesseans in a fair and impartial manner. I look forward to introducing him to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I hope the Senate will quickly consider his nomination.” 

On Richardson: “Mr. Richardson’s professional experience – as a litigator, FBI special agent and federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Tennessee, where he was appointed the office’s Criminal Chief – make him uniquely qualified for this position, and I have no doubt he will serve Middle Tennesseans with integrity. I look forward to introducing him to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I hope the Senate will quickly consider his nomination.” 

Senators Alexander and Corker are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to act quickly on the nominations to the Middle District of Tennessee because there are currently only two full-time district court judges.  Federal judges from across Tennessee and other states are volunteering to help with the caseload until the two district court judge vacancies can be filled.