Chief Deputy Joseph P. Day to Run for Circuit Court Clerk

Richard Rooker Will Not Seek an 8th Term

Joseph P. Day Chief Deputy for the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. (Courtesy Photo)
Joseph P. Day Chief Deputy for the Circuit Court Clerk’s office. (Courtesy Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Joseph P. Day, the current Chief Deputy for the Circuit Court Clerk’s office is running for Davidson County Circuit Court Clerk as current Circuit Court Clerk Richard R. Rooker decides to not seek another term. Rooker completes nearly 30 years of service and dedication to the Metro Government of Nashville, Davidson County. “I am extremely excited for Joseph to bring his vision, leadership skills, and years of experience to this position,” said Rooker. “He was a rising star in the organization and many of the great things that have transpired in the clerk’s office over the last few years can be traced back to his ideas and vision for the office.”

Joseph P. Day is currently the Chief Deputy of Public Relations and Employee Development for the Circuit Court Clerk of Davidson County. He is a dedicated public servant and has a wide range of experience from working in various roles for the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office since 2001. Day was one of the project leads on the implementation of the electronic filing system in the offices of the Circuit Court Clerk. He represents the offices of the clerk within the community and maintains quality working relationships with governmental, legal, business, and professional organizations. He also fosters employee development programs for the organization and promotes its various public information activities.

“I enjoy my role as a public servant and look forward to becoming the next Circuit Court Clerk of Nashville, Davidson County. I am passionate about servant leadership and confident that my 20 years of institutional knowledge, education, and hands-on experience have prepared me for this next chapter. It has always been a dream of mine to one day be elected to the office that I began working for as a summer employee in 1997. To start at the bottom of an organization and now have an opportunity to be the leader is a true example that hard work pays off. It is indeed a new day for the Circuit Court Clerk’s office and every step in my career as a public servant has led me to this moment. I am ready to serve in this new capacity and continue to provide service, integrity, and innovation to the citizens of Nashville, Davidson County, and the legal community,” said Day. “I aim to employ a diverse workforce, utilize technology to continually enhance customer service, provide creative solutions to the challenges of change and make the office more transparent to the public.”

Day was born in Nashville and raised in the Bordeaux community. He attended Metro Public Schools for his K-12 education beginning at Cumberland Elementary to Joelton Middle and graduated from Whites Creek High School in 1997. Day went on to attend Tennessee State University and began working for the Traffic Violation Bureau –Traffic Warrant Division as a summer intern. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree, he went on to secure full-time employment as a deputy clerk in the Traffic Warrant Division. After 5 years, he was promoted to the training coordinator and later became Business Manager in 2008. Day went on to further his education and obtained a Master of Science in Public Service Management degree from Cumberland University in 2011 and was awarded the Certified Public Administrator designation from the University of Tennessee Institute of Public Service in 2012. Day is a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. and is involved in various community organizations. He attends Richland Creek Church of Christ and resides in Goodlettsville with his wife Tomesia and their sons Jared and Jaden, who attend Metro Nashville Public Schools

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