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First and foremost, I am a proud father. There is nothing better than raising a family in rural Tennessee. Our tight-knit rural community has provided enduring mentorship, guidance, and tremendous influence that has helped shape my family in profound ways. I take a lot of pride in my children, and I am amazed every day by what wonderful young women they have become.I am a lifelong resident of Hardin County and a second-generation attorney. My father, the late Ron Harmon, was the former Chancellor of the 24th Judicial District. I started traveling this district with him when I was a young man and I have always felt like the whole 24th Judicial District was my home. He was a fair, honest, and hardworking judge, just as I will be, if the citizens choose to elect me.
The position of Chancellor requires a judge who as the finder of fact has a diverse background outside of the law. In Circuit Court most cases have a jury of your peers and these twelve jurors from diverse backgrounds are the finders of fact. In Chancery Court there is no jury in the vast majority of cases. The Chancellor is the sole finder of facts. I believe it is important that a Chancellor have a diverse background outside of the law for this purpose. I possess this qualification. I owned a small business for many years and I understand the struggles that a small business owner in rural west Tennessee endures. While going back to school, I took on any work I could find that allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming an attorney. I have worked as a machinist and a welder/fabricator. I have worked both as a server and a manager in the restaurant business. I have also worked as a sales associate living off of commissions. All of these jobs gave me a perspective into the daily grind that the people who are appearing in the Court go through.
I have represented clients in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential, with transactions as high as five million dollars. I have represented clients in property issues that range from boundary line disputes to adverse possession of property to the establishment and enforcement of easements. I have also formed and established Homeowner Associations and the implementation of its by-laws. I have drafted leases, contracts, and operating agreements. I have formed and dissolved Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and Corporations. I have handled all types of probate matters from the drafting and executing of wills to the administration and closing of estates. In summary, the reason why I am the best choice for Chancellor of the 24th judicial district is that I have experience with practically every type of issue that comes before a Chancellor.
I am hardworking in everything I do. I am committed to the independence of the judiciary and the equitable delivery of the law to all people. I strive to be compassionate in my roles as a father, an attorney, and a member of my community. I am Ben Harmon, a common man who thinks that serving the community that has blessed me is the most important thing I can do in my work. I whole-heartedly believe in the Constitution of the United States of America. I am a Godly man who deeply loves his family. I am inspired by an unwavering hope for the future of our great country. I hope to be your Chancellor of the 24th Judicial District, and apply my experiences to the bench in a fair and just manner.
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