Several Rhea County Officials Go Republican

Friday, January 14, 2022
From left to right are Dr. Henry Reid, Johnny Mincy, Perry Massengill, Judge Shannon Garrison, Elizabeth Gryder, chapter president;, Ted Engel, treasurer; Kris Bancroft, vice-president; Judy Bancroft, secretary, and State Republican Chairman Scott Golden
From left to right are Dr. Henry Reid, Johnny Mincy, Perry Massengill, Judge Shannon Garrison, Elizabeth Gryder, chapter president;, Ted Engel, treasurer; Kris Bancroft, vice-president; Judy Bancroft, secretary, and State Republican Chairman Scott Golden
Rhea County General Sessions Court Judge Shannon Garrison became the latest Rhea County elected official to switch to the Republican Party.

Scott Golden, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party who was on hand for a meeting of the Rhea County Republican Party, said it was a high achievement by the party to have a large number of Republican office holders in Rhea County. 

Judge Garrison joins Sheriff Mike Neal, Circuit Court Clerk Jamie Holloway and Rhea County Trustee Neva Webb who joined the Republican Party in December.
 
So far incumbent Garrison faces local attorney Jace Cochran as well as David Shinn, assistant district attorney in Rhea County, in the primary. 

Three of the Rhea County School Board Members, Chairman Johnny Mincy, Third District member Perry Massengill and Nineth District member Dr.
Henry Reid, 
declared as Republicans. This past session, the State Legislature passed a law requiring school board members to run in parties or as an independent.
 
In Rhea County, only the odd numbered School Board districts run this year.
 
Dale Harris, who is the Seventh District School Board member, said that as of right now he could not declare as a candidate because he would be in violation of the Hatch Act that does not allow federal employees to run in political offices.
 
Mr. Harris said he is close to retirement from TVA and was weighing whether or not to retire and run or not run.
 
 This leave County Clerk Linda Shaver as the sole Democrat office holder. 

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