Getting On The Ballot – 12/6/19

Just six days to go until the deadline. I think I’m on track. I got up to 36 signatures today. So, I’ll probably talk about this more in future posts, but one of my goals in this campaign is to get to every neighborhood in the district. I’m going to try to talk to asContinue reading “Getting On The Ballot – 12/6/19”

Getting On The Ballot – 12/5/19

Drum roll, please! I’m at 28 signatures! I need 25 to qualify for the ballot, so I’m over the threshold. They say shoot for 50 or so, in case some of the signatures have issues. So, I’m going to keep going. I’ll work to get some more tomorrow and over the weekend. Turn in theContinue reading “Getting On The Ballot – 12/5/19”

Getting On The Ballot – 12/4/19

Another mea culpa to start today. I’m gonna have to do better, I think. In yesterday’s post, when I was talking about which districts have candidates who have pulled petitions, I talked about how no petitions were pulled for Districts 3 and 7. Well, that’s because those seats are not up for election next year.Continue reading “Getting On The Ballot – 12/4/19”

Getting On The Ballot – 12/3/19

I need to start with a small mea culpa. I misreported my number yesterday. I think I reported 17 signatures, when it was 16. Got three more signatures today, so that brings me up to 19. Not the pace I was expecting, but I think the next couple of days are going to see thoseContinue reading “Getting On The Ballot – 12/3/19”

Getting On The Ballot – 12/2/19

Too much life going on today to get out and gather some signatures. I did get the chance to talk to some folks, which will lead to some signatures down the line. It’s very early in the process, but I can already see that the next 7 months, leading up to election day on AugustContinue reading “Getting On The Ballot – 12/2/19”

Getting On The Ballot – 12/1/19

As promised, my first update. I decided to walk around my own neighborhood today for my first batch of signatures. It was mostly neighbors that I know, and a few I don’t. I hit about half of the houses and increased my signature total from 5 to 17. If I’m lucky, I’ll double that numberContinue reading “Getting On The Ballot – 12/1/19”

Getting On The Ballot – 11/30/19

So, Fro, you’ve gone to all of this trouble to grab a domain and start writing about your campaign and all, and you’re not even on the ballot? Yeah, that’s right. Here’s how it goes. First step is to run down to the Knoxville Election Commission and pull a Candidate Qualifying Petition. You should probablyContinue reading “Getting On The Ballot – 11/30/19”

A Little More About Why I’m Running

For a big chunk of my adult life, I voted only by absentee ballot. I was in the military from 1986 to 1994 and then again from 1999 to 2012. While I may have missed some local elections, I never missed the federal elections every two years. So, for the most part, I never experiencedContinue reading “A Little More About Why I’m Running”

Why I’m Running…

CHOICE – I’ve been in Knoxville for over 4 years. On past election days, I’ve been disappointed to see how many races include a candidate running unopposed. I decided I should do something about that. MONEY – At the national level and even at the local level, politics is awash with money. It skews thingsContinue reading “Why I’m Running…”