This will be a short post since their has been quite a bit of coverage and commentary on term limits, but I have compiled some information regarding Monday’s forum to discuss the candidates for the 12 county positions ordered vacant because of term limits.
First, it is worth noting that there will be an hour-long simulcast with Channel Ten TV and FM-100 WNOX Monday at 7PM to discuss the forum. My only question is why not just let the officials finish their current term. I would rather have an out going official in office then a puppet in the form of a wife, brother, son or second cousin 4th removed.
From Mark Harmon, County Commissioner, District Two via Knoxviews.com
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
A quick note that the candidate forum scheduled for Monday at 6pm is still on, but the location has moved to Whittle Springs Middle School’s auditorium, 2700 White Oak Lane (the corner of Whittle Springs and White Oak).
Great thanks to Whittle Springs Principal Benny Perry who responded quickly and favorably to house the event when Fulton High officials forgot to include the academic banquet on the auditorium calendar and did not notice the conflict until this morning.
The schedule of events will be:
6pm to approx 7 pm, County Commission, District Two, all candidates seeking appointment asked to give a three-minute statement, followed by audience questions.
Approximately 7pm to 8pm, county-wide candidates (sheriff, county clerk, trustee, register of deeds) same format.
Approximately 8pm to 8:30pm, any candidates from other districts, same format.
A list of candidates has been compiled at http://knoxcounty.org/commission/candidates.php
Update: For more information on Knoxville Term Limits see my Best Of Knoxville Links Post.