State Supreme Court won't hear Breeding's residency dispute

State Supreme Court won't hear Shelley Breeding's residency dispute

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a woman who wanted to run for Knox County's new seat in the state House.

The Supreme Court denied Shelley Breeding's petition without comment.

Last week, the Tennessee Court of Appeals denied an appeal by Breeding to get her name on the ballot. The court refused to overturn a lower court ruling that Breeding is an Anderson County resident, making her ineligible to enter the August 2 Democratic primary.

Breeding was the only Democrat trying to get in the race for the District 89 seat.

Since she remains ineligible, a provision in state law kicks in that allows the Democratic Party until noon on June 23 to provide another qualifying candidate, according to Knox County Elections Administrator Cliff Rodgers.


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