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”

Political Action Committees In Knox County Politics

As I’ve mentioned, I’m not taking big money donations and I’m not taking donations from Political Action Committees (PACs). While I’m not really taking any donations to speak of, when I talk of “big money,” I mean the $500 and $1,000 checks that a lot of the candidates for Knox County Commission receive from theirContinue reading “Political Action Committees In Knox County Politics”

My Campaign Financial Disclosure – 1st Quarter Report

Even with Covid-19 shutting us down for a while, the requirement to submit financial disclosure reports has not been quarantined. I got my letter around April 6 and sent it off by the end of last week. The deadline was Monday, April 13, 2020 and almost all of the candidates had their reports in onContinue reading “My Campaign Financial Disclosure – 1st Quarter Report”

A Little About Me – The Intersection of Music and Covid-19

During this time of social distancing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we still try to keep to some of our normal routines. As much as we can anyway. One of those things for me is getting ready to sing at a wedding in June. Yeah, really. Let me explain. Over at the ol’ Facebook campaignContinue reading “A Little About Me – The Intersection of Music and Covid-19”