The Greene County Election Commission certified on Thursday the first petition for the May 2014 Democratic Primary.
Greeneville Police Department Detective Lt. Pat D. Hankins has filed his petition to run for Greene County Sheriff.
Hankins, of Afton, is also active with the DUI Drug Court and is a farmer.
Petitions are available at the Greene County Election Commission Office, located on North Main Street. The qualifying deadline is noon, Feb. 20.