Lockett officially announced on the Hubert Smith Radio Show last Sunday. However this week he filed the paperwork in naming a Treasurer for a possible run.
Lockett was nominated by a couple of County Commissioners in September 2006 and received three votes to replace Law Director Mike Moyers when Moyers became one of Knox County's Chancellor's.
John Owings was selected by a majority of the Commissioner's and has performed the duties of Law Director in an professional manner since his selection. Owings has extensive experience in the Law Director's office.