|Published: 8:03 PM, 02/21/2014
||Last updated: 8:09 AM, 02/24/2014
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Races are now set for the May 6 primaries in Cocke
County. Candidates had until noon Thursday to qualify for the election.According to the Cocke
County Election Commission, qualifying for the office of Circuit Court Judges are Ben W. Hooper II
for Part 1, Richard R. "Dick" Vance and Scott Justice for Part II, Rex Henry Ogle for Part III and
Duane Sloane for Part IV.Incumbent Telford E. Forgety Jr. is unopposed for Chancellor of the 4th
District, while incumbent James Bruce “Jimmy” Dunn has no opposition for Fourth District Attorney
lone candidate seeking the Public Defender post is Edward C. Miller.The
race currently features incumbent Vaughn Moore, Crystal Ottinger, Charles Lewis Moore and Paul L.
Cogburn.Current officeholder Rob Mathis is the only primary candidate for County Trustee.Brad
Davidson is challenging incumbent John A. Bell for General Sessions Judge.For
more details, please
see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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