Rhea Clift, Justin Gee face off for Germantown judge

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 01, 2024 4:00 AM CT

The August judge election in Germantown is different from other local races in the suburb.

Rhea Clift and Justin Gee are facing off for the position. It’s a six-year term as Raymond Clift Jr., Rhea’s father, retired in 2022. Kevin Patterson, appointed to the interim position, is not seeking election.

Clift and Gee both applied for the interim post before Patterson was ultimately appointed. Now, both are seeking the office for the unfulfilled portion of the eight-year term.

Candidates begin filing for places on August ballot

Germantown judge is the only city-specific race on the August ballot. Early voting runs from July 12 to 27. Election Day is Thursday, Aug, 1. 


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Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


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