The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled against Shelley Breeding's appeal to run for the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 89th District.
It affirms the chancery court's previous ruling that she is ineligible to run because she is a resident of Anderson County.
The 89th District is solely in Knox County.
A Knoxville Geographic Information System map shows Breeding's house is in Anderson County but her driveway and mailbox are in Knox.
At Wednesday's appeal hearing, Breeding argued the maps are inaccurate, saying Anderson County maps show one thing while Knox County maps show another.
Breeding is registered to vote in Knox County but pays her property taxes to Anderson County.
In the ruling from the Court of Appeals, the judge acknowledges Breeding's many connections to Knox County, from work to mail delivery to vehicle registration to voting, but adds that the decision must be based on the factual question of whether Breeding resides in Knox County.
In the end, the judge sided with the trial court.
"We hold that the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court's ultimate finding that the Candidate is a resident of Anderson County and not a resident of Knox County," the opinion states. "The fact that the trial court erroneously assigned the burden of proof to the Candidate does not change the result. It does not change the fact that the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court's findings."