Murfreesboro attorney Howard Wilson announced today that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Chancery Court Judge in Tennessee's 16th judicial district during the May 6, 2014 Rutherford County primary. If elected, Wilson would succeed retiring Chancery Court Judge Robert Corlew. The 16th judicial district encompasses both Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
A lifelong resident of Tennessee and MTSU graduate, Wilson has been a licensed attorney for over 24 years in Murfreesboro. Wilson has handled more than 4,000 cases during his more than two decades of experience. His practice consists of criminal and civil matters, including bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, personal injury, construction law and divorce. In addition, Wilson has argued before the state appellate court, including the Tennessee Supreme Court Worker's Compensation Panel.
Wilson presided as an Administrative Law Judge for the Tennessee Department of Special Education for 15 years, as well as serving as special judge for the General Sessions Court and Murfreesboro Municipal Court.
Wilson worked on his family’s cattle farm, helping grow tobacco and haul hay.
“Working on the farm instilled a strong work ethic in me,” Wilson said. “I worked my way through college, loading UPS trucks at night as well as working for an attorney full-time while I attended law school,”
Wilson added, “I started my own law practice 24 years ago and believe my work ethic and dedication to the law and our community has helped me be successful.”
A passionate community servant, Wilson is proud to have provided free legal service to individuals and advice to local non-profit agencies, including preparing contracts for a playground to be built in an under privileged neighborhood for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon County.
Wilson lives on small farm in Lascassas with his wife, Susan. They have two adult children, a daughter Claire, who resides in Murfreesboro and son, Matt who attends the University of Mississippi. He has served on the Murfreesboro Historical Zoning Commission, the City of Murfreesboro Planning Commission, and the Main Street Board; he also served as the Chair of the Jazz Fest committee and has served on the Board of the United Way of Rutherford and Canon Counties since 2008.
A member of the Rutherford County Republican Party, Wilson served on the GOP Executive Committee as Parliamentarian and currently serves on the Issues and Government Relations Committee.
The Wilson’s have been members of First Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro since 1994 where Wilson has served as an Elder and Sunday school teacher. He and his wife are also proud supporters of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and have mentored a child for six years.
“This judgeship will allow me to use my knowledge and extensive experience to make a difference in my community and continue my public service,” Wilson says.
Wilson's Campaign Leadership Team:
- Don and Melanie Alexander Shane and Ashley McFarland Tracy and Courtney Pack
- Rita Ash Ronnie and Geri Nichols Kelly and Cindy Rollins
- David Bailiff David and Shannon Parsons
- Steve and Vicki Elder Mark and Anita Pirtle
- Russ and Sherry Galloway Shane and Amanda Reeves
- Ken and Lisa Halliburton Rick and Lori Sain
- Roger and Holly Haley Joe and Terry Swanson
- Bill and Laurie Huddleston Dr. Nate and Nancy Schott
- Bill and Kathy Jones Chuck and Kathy Ward
- John and Tracy Jones Mike and Lynn Vaught