Who I Would Vote For In Knox County – August 6, 2020 Edition

Aside from my own race, there are a number of interesting races on the ballot on August 6. I pulled the Democratic primary ballot, which comes with the Knox County general election ballot. I think there are also some interesting races in the Republican primaries. So why not weigh in? In the case of theContinue reading “Who I Would Vote For In Knox County – August 6, 2020 Edition”

My Campaign Financial Disclosure Report – Pre General

It’s time for the final financial disclosure before the election, which is on August 6. This one is the pre-general report and runs from July 1, 2020 through July 27, 2020. I used the mail to get mine in and it didn’t make it by the deadline, which was July 30, 2020. It was pickedContinue reading “My Campaign Financial Disclosure Report – Pre General”

A Little About My Appearance On WBIR’s Inside Tennessee

This morning at 9:30 a.m. EST, I was on TV for the 4th time in my life. That I know of. I spoke about the first time I was on TV during my second appearance. That was this past February when I recorded my “Equal Time” segment on Community Television here in Knoxville. That wasContinue reading “A Little About My Appearance On WBIR’s Inside Tennessee”

I Was Endorsed By The Sierra Club!

I’ve done a lot of cool things during the course of this campaign. Met a lot of great people. This ranks right at the top of the list of the positives from my campaign experience. I’ve avoided seeking endorsements because that process sometimes goes hand in hand with the Political Action Committee donations that I’mContinue reading “I Was Endorsed By The Sierra Club!”

My Campaign Financial Disclosure – 2nd Quarter Report

It’s time to put together the 2nd quarter Financial Disclosure, which will include all of the contributions received and expenditures made from April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. You can see my previous posts about financial contributions here, here, and here. You can also go see the documents I’ve filed at the Election CommissionContinue reading “My Campaign Financial Disclosure – 2nd Quarter Report”

My Background and Platform

RETIRED LAWYER AND 20 YEAR MILITARY VETERAN In 1986, I enlisted in the Navy and spent 8 years as a Russian Linguist.  I did my language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.  My first assignment was at a small listening base on the Black Sea in Sinop, Turkey.   My final assignmentContinue reading “My Background and Platform”

The Knox County Charter Review Committee And The Law Director

Geez, that title sounds like a boring cozy mystery or something. But, no, it’s where I was speaking and what I was speaking about on this past Thursday. The Knox County Charter says that a Charter Review Committee must be constituted every eight years in order to determine the desirability of amendments to the Charter.Continue reading “The Knox County Charter Review Committee And The Law Director”

Campaign Miscellany – Middle Of May Edition

I’ve got a few little blurbs I wanted to get out, so I thought I would just throw them down here. I was really disappointed to see that Knox County Sheriff Spangler renewed the KCSO’s involvement in ICE’s 287(g) program for another year. I strongly believe this program is bad for the country and forContinue reading “Campaign Miscellany – Middle Of May Edition”

Let The 287(g) Contract Between ICE And The KCSO Expire On June 30, 2020

[UPDATE: Unfortunately, yesterday, May 13, 2020, Sheriff Spangler renewed for another year Knox County’s involvement with the ICE 287(g) program. You can read about it here. This is one of the many areas where Knox County government needs some oversight from County Commission. I am committed to helping to provide that oversight as the CommissionerContinue reading “Let The 287(g) Contract Between ICE And The KCSO Expire On June 30, 2020”