CARYVILLE — Elizabeth C. Asbury announced last week that she is seeking election to the position of chancellor for the 8th Judicial District.
A lifelong resident of Campbell County currently residing in Caryville, Asbury has practiced law in the 8th Judicial District since graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1985. She maintained a private practice from 1985 to 1993 and served as an assistant district attorney in the 8th District from 1993 to 1998.
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[s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)]Asbury has been back in the private practice since 1998, when she joined her father, the late Judge Lee Asbury, and her brother, Robert Asbury. Her father died in 2006. Since that time, Elizabeth and Robert have continued practicing law in Jacksboro.
According to a press release submitted by Asbury’s office, her community involvement includes serving on the St. Mary’s of Campbell County board of directors, Caryville City Court judge, Campbell County Planning Commission, Lafollette Housing Authority board member, REACHS board member, Lafollette Medical Foundation board member, Campbell County Agriculture Committee and as an active member of the Jacksboro United Methodist Church.
Jack Cannon is serving as treasurer of Asbury’s election committee. A campaign kick-off event has been scheduled for Jan. 24, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Cove Lake State Park Pavilion in Caryville. The public is invited.
Asbury will oppose Andy Tillman in the Aug. 7 general election. Tillman, a Huntsville native, was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam as the 8th Judicial District’s chancellor last year.
In addition to Scott and Campbell counties, the 8th Judicial District includes Fentress, Claiborne and Union counties.[/s2If]