Judge: Breeding Cannot Run in Knox County

Hamilton County Chancellor Frank Brown ruled Thursday that Shelley Breeding is not a Knox County resident and therefore cannot run for office in the county. Breeding had filed to run as a Democrat for West Knox County's new District 89 seat in the state House. Breeding claimed the county boundaries were not accurate, and that she served on jury duty, works, votes and registers her car in Knox County. Knox County Law Director Joe Jarret argued that Breeding pays her property taxes in Anderson County. Breeding's lawyer, Jon Cope, said an appeal will be filed with the Tennessee Court of Appeals, as well as a motion to expedite the case. WATE has more