Alexander: Senate Confirms Eli Richardson to Serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee

Posted on October 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Eli Richardson by a vote of 52 to 43 to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee:

“Eli Richardson will be an asset to the federal bench. His 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. Tennessee is fortunate to have such a well-qualified nominee who is willing to serve, and I’m glad the Senate confirmed his nomination today because it will help bring relief to a crowded docket.”

Alexander continued, “In the Middle District of Tennessee there was a judicial emergency, until Judge Chip Campbell was confirmed. Prior to his confirmation, there were only two full-time district court judges and federal judges from across Tennessee and other states were volunteering to help with the caseload.”

On December 13, 2017, Alexander introduced Richardson at his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.