COOKEVILLE – Today, John Hudson issued a statement announcing his retirement in August 2022 after serving 26 years as General Sessions Judge in Putnam County.
The full content of Hudson’s statement is as follows:
To the Citizens and Voters of Putnam County
December 8, 2021
I would like to announce my decision to not seek another term as General Sessions Judge of Putnam County. In August of 2022 1 will have completed 26 years in my current position. It has been a privilege and honor to do so. Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to the voters of this county for the opportunity.
My decision is made with mixed emotion, but it is the right one. Time has taken its toll on virtually every aspect of my life. Added to that are the dramatic and profound changes we have seen in our society and laws over the last few years which brings me to the realization that a younger person is better suited to serve in this capacity.
I will certainly miss many aspects of service as judge, especially those who have faithfully worked with me through the years. But I look forward to more involvement in the work of the Lord’s church, with my family, especially my grandchildren and freedom from a daily schedule.
I wish the very best to the good people of Putnam County.
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