Rhea County Election Commission To Decide On Lawrence Sheriff Candidacy; Circuit Court Clerk Holloway Has Opposition

Friday, February 21, 2014

It will be up to the Rhea County Election Commission to decide if Sheriff Mike Neal has opposition in the upcoming election.

Jerry Lawrence, Republican candidate for sheriff, filed a petition but we did not receive the required certification from the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission, Election Administrator Tom Davis said.

Mr. Davis stated, "Officially, it is up to the Rhea County Election Commission to say his name won't appear on the ballot (and they will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 to certify candidates), but without that certification, he does not meet statutory qualifications."

Circuit Court Clerk Jamie Holloway has opposition from Cheryl Cashman in the Democratic primary. Pam Peavyhouse is running as a Republican.

Getting automatic new terms will be Trustee Neva Webb, County Clerk Linda Shaver and Register of Deeds Gladys Best.

Attorney Larry Roddy of Dayton, an Independent candidate for General Sessions Court judge, will not appear on the May ballot. He will go directly to the August election where all three candidates will face off. Also running to replace Judge Jimmy McKenzie are J. Shannon Garrison and Carol Barron, both of Dayton.

Unopposed are longtime District Attorney Mike Taylor of Dayton and Public Defender Jeff Harmon of Dunlap.

Running for Circuit Court judge, Division III, are Steve Blount of Sewanee and Justin Angel of Pikeville. 

Subject to May Primary

Circuit Court Judge, Division I
Thomas W. “Rusty” Graham                (D)
South Pittsburg

Circuit Court Judge, Division II
J. Curtis Smith                 (D)

Circuit Court Judge, Division III
Steve Blount                            (D)

Justin Angel                            (R)

Jeffrey F. Stewart                      (D)

District Attorney General
Mike Taylor                             (D)

Public Defender
Jeff Harmon                             (D)

Neva Webb                               (D)

General Sessions Court Judge
J Shannon Garrison                      (D)

Carol Ann Barron                        (R)

Larry Roddy                             (I)

Mike Neal                               (D)

Jerry Lawrence                  (R)

Circuit Court Clerk                

Jamie Holloway  (D)
Spring City

Cheryl Cashman                  (D)

Pam Peavyhouse                  (R)

County Clerk
Linda Shaver                            (D)

Register of Deeds
Gladys Best                             (R)

Audio Of County Commission Meeting 7/23/14

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