MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND MEET JUDGE JON DENNIS AT THE DEPOT, MAY 12, 2018 FOR A PRE-ELECTION CELEBRATION AND RALLY BEGINNING AT NOON, LASTING TILL FOUR.
“I am privileged and honored to be able to serve the citizens of our county for another four years. I am inspired by the people I serve and by a former judge who humbly told me that if he had any regrets concerning his long tenure in office, it was that—despite what others might think—he did not do enough to help others. With that he encouraged me, instructing, ‘Help everyone you can, and those few you can’t help, don’t hurt them too badly.’ So his words of encouragement have become my mantra, and our philosophy has become to do our dead level best to help everyone we can. There may some few individuals who have come before my bench who may question whether helping them may be our goal; still, we try to help them, I guess, despite themselves. We want to see our State Court as a vehicle to make Chattooga County better, one citizen, one case at a time. And likewise, I want to think that I, too, strive to do a better job each time I take the bench. It is with our efforts and the prayers, support, and good will of our county that we can continue to improve,” Jon Dennis told AllOnGeorgia.
Jon graduated from Georgia State School of Law in May 1999. He began interning with Albert Palmour the Monday after his graduation. He sat for the July 1999 Bar and received his results in October. Having passed the Bar, he began working full-time for Mr. Palmour in January 2000. A few years later, he hung out his own shingle and has been a sole practitioner since that time. In 2014, he made his first successful run for State Court Judge, a part-time position. He is now seeking a second term. He is married to Kristy Dennis. Between them, they have five children, five grandchildren, several dogs, and one ornery cat. His hobbies include writing and photography. He is a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal where he has attended since 1985. He is proud to serve the citizens of Chattooga County, where he maintains a law practice when he is not on the bench.