Sims Picks Up For Rhea County Executive; Several More County Commission, School Board Candidates Pick Up

Monday, January 13, 2014

Adams Sims has picked up papers to run for county executive in Rhea County. Incumbent George Thacker picked up earlier.

Several new petitions have been picked up for the Rhea County Commission and School Board.

The latest list for Rhea County includes:

U.S. Congress, 4th District

John L. McCullough


State Representative, District 31

Jim Cobb

Ron Travis (incumbent)

County Executive

Adam Sims

George Thacker

Circuit Court Judge, Division I

Thomas W. "Rusty: Graham, South Pittsburg

Circuit Court Judge, Division II

J. Curtis Smith, Dunlap

Circuit Court Judge, Division III

Steve Blount, Sewanee

Justin Angel, Pikeville

General Sessions Court Judge

J. Shannon Garrison (D)
Carol Barron (R)
Larry Roddy (I)


Mike Neal (D) 
Jerry Lawrence (R) 

County Clerk

Linda Shaver (D) 

Circuit Court Clerk

Jamie Holloway (D)
Cheryl Cashman (D)
Pam Peavyhouse (R)

District Attorney General

Mike Taylor (D) 

Public Defender

Jeff Harmon, Dunlap


Neva Webb (D)

Register of Deeds

Gladys Best (R)

County Commission

District 1

Terry Broyles

Ron Masterson

District 2

Jim Reed 

District 3

Murrell England 

Harold Fisher

District 4

Tommy Smith

District 5

Emmaly Fugate Fisher (Incumbent)

District 6 

John McCullough

Doyle Montgomery

District 7

Ronnie Raper

District 8

Jesse Dyer Jr.

Bill Hollin

Ronnie Ray

Everett Roberson 

School Board

District 1

John Mincy 

District 3

Perry Massengill

District 5

Paul Hill

Spring City City Commission

Jeff “Bimbo” Rhear

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