“Going into court, no matter the issue, can be a stressful event for all citizens, and I truly understand that,” he said. “It would be an honor and a blessing to serve all of the great people of Rutherford and Cannon County as their next Circuit Court judge for Division 1.”
The Rutherford County Circuit Court judgeship is currently held by Mark Rogers.
Peach, who is the former chairman of the Rutherford County Republican Party, has spent nearly 25 years as a public servant in an array of professional fields.
He began as a deputy with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, becoming its first full time D.A.R.E. and Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, then as a police officer with the Smyrna Police Department, where he served in the detective division
After attending the Nashville School Of Law, where he was a member of the Honor Council, Peach became assistant attorney for the town of Smyrna and has represented it as in-house counsel since 2008, which includes serving as prosecutor in the Municipal Court.
He is a Tennessee Supreme Court mediator and has conducted mediations for divorce and child custody cases within Rutherford, Cannon, and Bedford and Davidson counties.
Peach is a member of several legal associations and organizations, including the Tennessee Municipal Attorney Association, of which he served on its constitutional revision committee.
Outside of his professional career, Peach serves his community by teaching CPR and other lifesaving courses for the American Red Cross, volunteers with the Wills for Heroes program and coaches for One Goal Sports.
He began his active involvement with the GOP as a Rutherford County convention delegate and later as a member of its executive committee.
Peach said he is proud of the work that was accomplished during his tenure and his focus remains promoting unity within the GOP.
“With the assistance of the executive committee, we doubled membership in the Rutherford County Republican Party within the first year of my tenure,” he said.
Additionally, Peach served the Tennessee Republican Party as an attorney assigned to former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp’s gubernatorial primary campaign in 2010.
He is the son of retired Rutherford County Deputy Dick Peach and his wife, Cecilia Peach. Peach and his wife, Kathryn Peach, have four children, and they have resided in Rutherford County for 23 years.