By Ashley Heyen
District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn was elected Vice President of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference at their annual meeting. As District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District, General Dunn serves Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Sevier counties.
As Conference Vice President, General Dunn will lead oversight of the Conference administration, including budgeting, accounting, payroll, personnel and property management for all District Attorneys’ offices throughout the state. Other Conference tasks include training for new and experienced Assistant District Attorneys General, Criminal Investigators and Victim Witness Coordinators, and advising the Tennessee General Assembly on improvement in the criminal justice system.
“General Dunn’s experience and common-sense approach are valuable assets in coordinating the efforts of all District Attorneys General against criminal activity in the state,” said Executive Director William C. Whitesell Jr. “We are fortunate to have leaders like Jimmy Dunn who are not afraid to make hard decisions and who are committed to finding solutions to difficult problems.”
General Dunn served as an Assistant District Attorney for more than 16 years and was first elected District Attorney General for the 4th Judicial District in August 2006. He is a graduate of Walters State Community College, East Tennessee State University, Nashville School of Law and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. He and his wife, Karene, are the parents of Lauren and Bruce, and they make their home in Newport.
“The DAs Conference has made great strides in enhanced training, administrative efficiency and serving victims of crime. I look forward to continued advancements by the Conference while serving in this role,” said General Dunn.