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”

Checking Out Knox County Parks #indiwalksknox

Campaigning in the time of Covid-19 requires one to think outside the box. In terms of traditional campaigning (until door knocking can commence), I’ve got some ideas. Stay tuned for more on those in the coming weeks. But, it came to my mind that I previously made a campaign pledge to walk the neighborhoods ofContinue reading “Checking Out Knox County Parks #indiwalksknox”

Knox County Charter Review Committee – At-Large Members

I attended the meeting of the Charter Review Committee last night. They were reviewing Articles I and II of the Charter. Those cover the Powers and Functions of the Commission (Article I) and the Legislative Branch (Article II). Pretty much the discussion stayed within Article II. The main issue that was discussed was what toContinue reading “Knox County Charter Review Committee – At-Large Members”

The Knox County Commission Needs Some Different Viewpoints

I’ve been attending Knox County Commission meetings since I got into this race. As I’ve said before, I think a candidate for office should be familiar with what he or she would do if elected. So, that’s what I’ve been trying to do the last few months. In watching how the meetings go and reviewingContinue reading “The Knox County Commission Needs Some Different Viewpoints”

The Post About Taxes And Spending Cuts and County Debt

I’ve been asked the question in a couple of places about whether I would consider raising property taxes. I have said I think it’s irresponsible for a County Commissioner (and Mayor) to take a pledge against raising taxes. You can never tell what needs the County might have in the future and the options areContinue reading “The Post About Taxes And Spending Cuts and County Debt”