Don A. Layton, Anderson County General Sessions judge, Division I, is seeking a third term in this year’s elections.
Layton has been sessions judge since 1998. A resident of Anderson County for 44 years, he has practiced law since 1973.
Layton has been married for 44 years to Mary Layton, a former Clinton and Oak Ridge school teacher, a press release said. They have two children. Amy, a school teacher at Karns Middle School, and Chris, a teacher and football coach at Robertsville Middle School. Both are graduates of Oak Ridge High School.
The press release said Don Layton has served the public as Anderson County clerk and master and delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1977. Layton was recognized in 1996 as the state’s Most Outstanding Court Clerk.
Layton also has specialized training as a mediator, arbitrator, U.S. Department of Energy security hearing officer, and instructor at Roane State Community College, the press release said. He was selected by his peers as president of the Tennessee Judges Conference in 2006.
During his 40-year career as an attorney, he has served on multiple boards, including the State Fitness to Practice Committee and as a Hearing Officer for the State Disciplinary Board for Attorneys, the release said.
“It has been my privilege to serve the people of Anderson County as General Sessions judge for 15 years,” Layton said. “I hope to continue this public service, utilizing the total experience I have in the legal system. My experience from lawyer to court clerk and judge provide me the unique skills to serve the people of Anderson County with fair, impartial, and efficient justice.”