Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has appointed Ryan Spitzer to serve as Circuit Court judge for the Seventh Judicial District to fill the seat left vacant when former judge Don Elledge retired at the end of June.
Spitzer’s appointment is effective immediately, the governor said in an announcement Monday.
“Ryan is a dedicated public servant with an extensive background in criminal prosecution,” Lee said in his announcement. “I am proud to announce his appointment and confident he will serve Tennessee with integrity.”
Spitzer formerly served as an assistant district attorney general for the Seventh Judicial District. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and Lambuth University, Spitzer lives in Oak Ridge with his wife Tracy and their two sons. Outside of the courtroom, Spitzer serves as an adjunct professor in the Paralegal Studies program at Pellissippi State Community College.
The Seventh Judicial District covers Anderson County.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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