Jace Cochran has announced that he is seeking election as Rhea County General Sessions Judge as a Republican.

Cochran has been in private practice as an attorney in Rhea County since 2014 and has served as City Judge of Graysville since that time. A graduate of Rhea County High School, Cochran earned a BA from Carson-Newman College, MA in Political Science from the University and Tennessee and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis. Following law school, Cochran worked in Chennai, India, managing operations for Cobra Legal Solutions before coming home to establish his law practice. He has since been named “Best of the Best Attorney” and “Best of the Best Law Office” by voters in the The Herald-News’ Best of the Best contest.

He is a long-time member of New Union Baptist Church of Dayton, where he teaches Sunday School, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Care Center.

“For nearly 8 years, I’ve been privileged to serve Rhea County and beyond as an attorney in private practice, and the City of Graysville as its Judge,” Cochran said. “It means the world to me to serve my home county. There’s nowhere like East Tennessee, and no place like home.

“I have tremendous respect for the position and the responsibility that comes with it. The office requires a servant-leader with integrity, fairness and humility. As someone with experience practicing in more than a dozen counties, I understand the importance of impartially upholding the law in a manner that maintains the public’s faith in our tremendous court system. I humbly ask the good people of Rhea County for their trust in this election. God bless you.”