Cobb Running Again Against Travis; Major John McCullough Picks Up For Congress; George Thacker Seeks New Term As County Executive

Friday, January 3, 2014

Former District 31 State Rep. Jim Cobb plans to try to regain the seat he lost in 2012 by 105 votes in the Republican primary.

He picked up papers on Friday in Rhea County to run against Rep. Ron Travis.

John L. McCullough of Dayton picked up papers to run for the District 4 Congress seat. Major McCullough is a former pilot in Vietnam. The highly-decorated major is a graduate of Chattanooga High School.

George Thacker, county executive for Rhea County, picked up papers. He was in the news in 2011 when he was charged in a prostitution sting in Knoxville. He was later placed on diversion on the misdemeanor count.

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

George Thacker

Circuit Court Judge, Division III

Steve Blount (D), Franklin County

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) 


Neva Webb (D)

Register of Deeds

Gladys Best (R)

County Commission

District 2

Jim Reed 

District 3

Murrell England 

District 5

Emmaly Fugate Fisher (Incumbent)

School Board

District 1

John Mincy 

Spring City City Commission

Jeff “Bimbo” Rhear

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