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Ronnie C. Dortch

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Ronnie C. Dortch
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Court Information:
Kentucky Circuit Court 38
Title:   Chief circuit judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Brereton Jones
Active:   1992-2023
Preceded by:   Carmol Cook
Past post:   Commonwealth attorney, Hartford, Kentucky
Past term:   1986-1992
Personal History
Law School:   University of Mississippi
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Kentucky Circuit Court 38
Position:  1st Division
State:  Kentucky
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/20/2014
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Ronnie C. Dortch is the chief circuit judge for the 38th Judicial Circuit in Kentucky.[1] He was appointed to the court by former Governor Brereton Jones in March 1992.[2]

Dortch was re-elected without opposition in 2014, winning an eight-year term that expires on January 1, 2023.[3][4]



See also: Kentucky judicial elections, 2014
Dortch ran for re-election to the 38th Judicial Circuit.
General: He was unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]


Dortch received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law.[5]


Before he became a judge, Dortch served as a commonwealth attorney in Hartford, Kentucky from December 1986 until his appointment to the court in March 1992.[5]

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