"Local attorney and former state representative Jerome Cochran confirmed Monday he intends to challenge District Attorney General Tony Clark in next year’s general election.
“I’ve had a lot of encouragement,” Cochran said.“I’m in the early stages of getting a campaign together.”
He declined to comment further on the issue, including the reason he decided to run.
Cochran, 41, of Carter County, was first elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002 when he unseated longtime state Rep. Ralph Cole. Cochran was a member of the Children and Family Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Domestic Relations Committee, the Constitutional Protections Subcommittee and the Civil Practice & Procedure Subcommitte..."