Jeff Wicks has been a general sessions court judge in Roane County since 2006.
He hopes to continue serving as a judge, just in a different position.
Wicks has applied for the 9th Judicial District criminal court judge seat that’s being vacated by E. Eugene Eblen.
“I feel it’s time for me to step up and go from general sessions court judge to criminal court judge,” Wicks said Tuesday.
“I enjoy criminal law and I believe that my background and experience has prepared me for this position.”