FOR CRIMINAL SESSIONS JUDGE
NEXT CRIMINAL SESSIONS COURT JUDGE
Clay Collins is a tried and true conservative. He is committed to upholding the Constitution and following the law. As a former prosecutor, Clay spent countless hours in sessions court and saw just how broken it is. He has a plan to fix sessions! To handle cases more efficiently, to treat victims with more respect, and to make our community safer. As a husband and father of five, Clay is heavily invested in Bradley County's future. He could not sit idly by and watch our county become less safe. If elected judge, Clay will do everything within his power to ensure that Bradley remains a safe and great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Sessions criminal court is the ground floor of Tennessee's criminal justice system. Each year, more than 7,500 criminal cases go before the Bradley County criminal sessions court judge for resolution, hearing, or waiver to grand jury or criminal court. Given this staggering volume, it is vital that the criminal sessions judge works hard to keep cases moving through the court system. Clay Collins understands that justice delayed is justice denied, and he will ensure that cases are handled as efficiently as possible.
ABOUT THE COLLINS FAMILY
Clay Collins and his incredible wife Carly have five rambunctious children: Savannah (10), Colton (7), Caroline (4), Scarlett (3), and Cash (1). They also have a dog, Maple, and a cat, Mikey, just for good measure.
Clay and Carly are almost always on the go, shuttling their kids to and from school, music lessons, dance classes, drama camps, and sporting events. Clay enjoys coaching youth sports, and has coached Colton's baseball teams for the past two seasons in the Bradley County Parks league. Clay also loves reading to his kids, and has read such classics as Lord of the Rings, Anne of Green Gables, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Treasure Island to Savannah and Colton.
The Collinses are active members at First Baptist Cleveland, where Carly and Clay regularly serve in the children's ministry. Clay is also a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland and enjoys stopping by the Liars Table at Old Fort from time to time.
In their limited spare time, the Collins family enjoys hiking through Tennessee's forests, kayaking down the Hiwassee and Ocoee rivers, visiting local waterfalls, fishing in Lake Chickamauga and the pond behind their house, camping in Tennessee's beautiful state parks, and exploring God's Country.