Davidson Co. DA Torry Johnson won't seek re-election - WSMV Channel 4

Davidson Co. DA Torry Johnson won't seek re-election

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV-AP) -

Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson will not seek re-election, his office announced Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson has held the position of the chief prosecutor for Davidson County for more than 26 years.

Johnson was first appointed to the post by then-Gov. Ned McWherter, and was re-elected to three more eight-year terms.

He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University and served both in the district attorney's office and in private practice before his appointment to the top job.

The 20th Judicial District has a staff of about 125 employees, including 60 assistant district attorneys.

Johnson told members of his staff he plans to explore other career opportunities but has no immediate plans.

His current term expires in August.

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