Several new petitions have been filed with the Greene County Election Commission from candidates who plan to run in the May 2014 Republican Primary.
New petitions filed are Ed Kershaw, Mike Faulk, David Weems, Christina Blevins and Lyle Parton.
* Ed Kershaw, of 131 S. Main St., Suite 103, Greeneville, a Greeneville attorney and the immediate past chairman of the Greeneville Civil Service Board, will appear on the Republican ballot to run for the office of 3rd Judicial District Attorney General.
* Mike Faulk, of 1001 Darby Court, Kingsport, will appear on the Republican ballot to run for the office of 3rd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Part III.
Faulk was sworn in as 3rd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge in July 2013 after a June appointment by Gov. Bill Haslam.
He practiced law for 33 years prior to his appointment and is a former state senator and vice-chairman of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.
This district represents Greene, Hancock, Hamblen and Hawkins counties.
* David Weems, of 565 Brian Circle, Afton, will appear on the Republican ballot to run for the office of Greene County Road Superintendent.
Weems is currently serving his second term as road superintendent.
* Christina Blevins Shackleford, of 1200 Poplar Court, Greeneville, will appear on the Republican ballot to run for the office of Greene County Register of Deeds.
She will appear on the ballot as "Christina Blevins."
She has served as a clerk at Greene Valley Developmental Center, a secretary for the Regional Nutritional Physical Management Team, office manager for Be Smart Kids and an admissions representative for Johnson City Medical Center, according to a news release Blevins provided.
* Lyle Parton, of 10665 107-Cutoff, Greeneville, owner of Parton's Electric-Heating & Air Conditioning, will also appear on the Republican ballot to run for the office of County Commissioner in the 4th Commissioner District.
This district includes the precincts of Flag Branch, Courthouse, Greystone and Sunnyside.
Petitions are available at the Greene County Election Commission Office, located on N. Main Street. The qualifying deadline is noon, Feb. 20.