Checking In On A Campaign Pledge – Driving District 4

Back at the beginning of January, I made the pledge to walk, bike, and drive as much of District 4 as possible. In that post, I speculated that I could get the driving part of that pledge done by Primary Election day, March 3, 2020. Yesterday, as a matter of fact. So, how did IContinue reading “Checking In On A Campaign Pledge – Driving District 4”

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An Election Should Include A Choice

It’s the day before Primary Election day here in 2020. If you haven’t already early voted, I hope you’ll go out tomorrow and make your choice. Even if you’re not voting for me. Or can’t because you’re in a different district. I just hope you go vote. I looked back at the first thing IContinue reading “An Election Should Include A Choice”

Big Money Is The Problem In Politics – My Race Edition

I have decided that I’m taking a stand against the influence of money in Knox County politics. I have written previously about how the current District 4 Commissioner raised about $78,000 in his race for the seat 4 years ago. I saw the amount of money he raised and from whom he raised it andContinue reading “Big Money Is The Problem In Politics – My Race Edition”

Where I Answer Questions

The latest set of questions I answered was a phone interview I did with Alan Sloan of the Farragut Press. He put together the interview into a piece he did on all of the candidates for the 4th District County Commission seat. You can find that here, and also below. By my count, I’ve respondedContinue reading “Where I Answer Questions”

Who I Would Vote For In Knox County – March 3, 2020 Edition

I was very happy to be able to vote for myself in early voting for the March 3 primary. I’m running as a Democrat, so, naturally, I pulled the Democratic ballot. The thing is, though, the only options I had were for President and the County Commission, District 4. I talked about those votes here,Continue reading “Who I Would Vote For In Knox County – March 3, 2020 Edition”

My Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement – Pre-Primary Report

The latest letter from the Knox County Election Commission came in the mail the other day. This one told me I was required to file a “pre-primary campaign financial disclosure report covering the period from January 16, 2020 through February 22, 2020.” I submitted my report to the Election Commission on Monday, February 24, 2020.Continue reading “My Campaign Financial Disclosure Statement – Pre-Primary Report”

Knox County Strategic Vision: Knoxville Chamber v. Sidewalk Master Plan

As the campaign goes on, I’m constantly running across new things that concern me about our County government. I discovered recently that the Jacobs administration, as soon as the Mayor came into office in 2018, cancelled a contract for a Sidewalk Master Plan for Knox County. I’ve also discovered that Knox County helps fund theContinue reading “Knox County Strategic Vision: Knoxville Chamber v. Sidewalk Master Plan”

Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

I wanted to take a pause in writing about other campaign stuff, to say a word about civility. I don’t believe in civility for the sake of civility. But my political Golden Rule is: Be nice. It doesn’t hurt anyone to be nice. Help if you can. Everyone needs help at some point. If youContinue reading “Disagree Without Being Disagreeable”