June Griffin Out To Oust George Thacker As Rhea County Executive; 21 Seek Seats On County Commission

Thursday, April 03, 2014

June Griffin, who has been involved in a number of patriotic endeavors, is opposing incumbent George Thacker in the county executive race in Rhea County.

There will be 21 County Commission candidates on the ballot. All nine incumbents are seeking new terms. Only Tommy Smith in District 4 and Emmaly Fugate Fisher in District 5 are unopposed.

Seven are running for school board seats. Bill Davault in District 9 did not seek a new term. Incumbents running include Chairman John Mincy in District 1, Perry Massengill in District 3, Paul Hill in District 5 and Dale Harris in District 7. Board members Mincy, Hill and Harris are unopposed.

County Executive

George Thacker

Spring City

June Griffin                

Dayton

County Commission

Ron Masterson (dist 1 incumbent)                    

Spring City

Terry Broyles (dist 1)        

Spring City

Glenn Craighead (dist 2)                      

Spring City

Jim Reed (dist 2 incumbent)             

Spring City

Murrell D. England (dist 3)   

Evensville

Harold E. Fisher (dist 3)                        

Spring City

Grover Parks Jr (dist 3 incumbent)               

Spring City

Tommy Smith (dist 4 incumbent)          

Dayton

Emmaly Fugate Fisher (dist 5 incumbent) 

Dayton

John McCullough (dist 6)              
Dayton

Doyle Montgomery (dist 6 incumbent)   

Dayton

Eddie Francisco  (dist 6)           
Dayton

Curtis Dean  (dist 7)         

Dayton

Caroline Housley   (dist 7)        

Dayton

Ronnie Raper (dist 7 incumbent)          

Dayton

Bill Hollin (dist 8 incumbent)         
Dayton

Jessie Dyer Jr. (dist 8)              

Dayton

Everett Roberson (dist 8)       

Dayton

Ronnie Ray (dist 8)

Dayton

Billy Davault (dist 9)        
Dayton

Tracy Taylor (dist 9 incumbent)
Dayton

School Board

John Mincy (dist 1 incumbent)          

Spring City

Perry Massengill (dist 3 incumbent)                      

Evensville

Jim Monday (dist 3)

Evensville

Paul Hill (dist 5)

Dayton

Dale Harris (dist 7 incumbent)

Dayton

Andy Beene  (dist 9)

Graysville

Danny Dupont Prior (dist 9)       

Dayton

Spring City City Commission

Bradley Collins               

Woody Evans                  

Reba Murphy  (incumbent)                  

Jeff “Bimbo” Rhear                    

State Executive Committee

Jim Cobb                             (R)             

Spring City

Judy Bowman Cooley         (R)       

Ten Mile

Bob Cowan       (D)                  

Ten Mile

Elizabeth Holiway      

Harriman


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