POLITICAL PLATTER: Jason Shepherd of west Cobb, former state chair of Georgia Young Republicans, has filed to form a committee to run against Democrat Terry Johnson in House District 37.… Thomas Cheater will run for the Marietta Board of Education in the Ward 6 election in November. Cheater has been a Marietta resident for some nine years and lives in the East Park with his wife, Lisa, and twin children Nicholas and Jordan who are graduating from Sawyer Road Elementary School this May. He is employed by BT Global Services, a global telecommunications provider-where he is General Manager of Portfolio Operations for North America. Thomas is also an active board member and Treasurer for The Penstock Group Inc., a privately held visual communications and media enterprise. Thomas served two terms on the inaugural Sawyer Road Elementary School PTA board as treasurer. His children have been a part of the Marietta City School system for six years.