Second Candidate Emerges to Challenge DA Clark

Dan Smith, a retired Marine judge advocate and former U.S. Attorney, has confirmed that he will challenge District Attorney General Tony Clark in the 2014 election, the Johnson City Press reports. “It’s my present intention to see the office of district attorney general,” Smith said. “I’m sitting here as a concerned citizen and I think it’s time for a new direction and new leadership in the office. That’s as general as I want to be at this point.” Attorney Jerome Cochran, of Elizabethton, has also said he will challenge Clark.