Alexander Statement on Nominations of Mark Norris and Tommy Parker to Serve as U.S. District Judges for the Western 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 Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris and Tommy Parker to serve as a U.S. District Judges for the Western District of Tennessee:

On Norris: “Mark has served the state of Tennessee in public office – as a state senator and currently as the Senate Majority Leader – and has also practiced law for over 30 years working as a litigator in the trial and appellate courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Tennessee will be well-served by a man of such good character and good temperament, and I look forward to introducing him to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.” 

On Parker: “Since he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Tommy Parker has been one of the finest attorneys in Memphis – including nearly a decade of service as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee – and I am confident he will be an equally effective judge. I look forward to introducing him to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I hope the Senate will quickly consider his nomination.”