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Roberson Announces Bid For Criminal Court Judge Seat
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Will Roberson, a life-long resident of Putnam County and a prominent attorney representing citizens for more than 18 years before local courts, has announced his bid to replace retiring Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns.Roberson is the son of Bill and Judy Roberson, the family behind Roberson’s Department Store in Cookeville for more than 50 years. Judy has been a long-term employee of the Upper Cumberland Development District and active in programs for senior citizens throughout her career there. Roberson said he plans to seek the Democratic nomination for the position currently held by retiring Democratic Judge Leon Burns due to his family’s long-standing conservative Democratic background.