KNOX COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION v. SHELLEY BREEDING - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 14, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Billy J. Stokes, Jon M. Cope, and Hudson T. Ellis, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Shelley Breeding.

Attorneys 2:

Joseph G. Jarret, Knox County Law Director, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Knox County Election Commission.

James G. Stranch, III, J. Gerard Stranch, IV, and Michael J. Wall, Nashville, Tennessee, for the amicus curiae, Tennessee Democratic Party.

Judge(s): SUSANO

This case addresses the issue of whether an announced, and otherwise qualified, candidate for the District 89 (Knox County) seat in the State House of Representatives satisfies the residency requirement to run in the Democratic primary on August 2, 2012. The trial court held that she was not eligible to run because the court found that she was a resident of Anderson County. She appeals. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.