The first three days to file for candidacy in next year’s election were busy ones and there is another incumbent filing to report.
Judge Shea Nickell has filed for re-election to the Kentucky Court of Appeals for Division 1 of the First Judicial District.
In a statement to the media, he says,“It has been a high honor to serve as an appellate judge,” and says he has, “always sought to interpret the law honestly and to apply the law fairly and impartially, while protecting our common values and maintaining integrity on the Court.”
Nickell is a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. Prior to serving as an appellate judge, he practiced law twenty-two years, serving as a trial attorney, prosecutor, and public defender, and teaching as a college instructor at Murray State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1995, the Kentucky Bar Association Nickell the Outstanding Young Lawyer.
Nickell serves nearly all of western Kentucky, including Christian, Todd and Trigg counties.