Georgiana Vines of the News Sentinel reports about the Election Commission appointments coming up. The positions pay a nominal monthly salary and provide insurance. Three positions are to be recommeneded by the Republican delegation that serve Knox County. Based on those recommendation, Mark Goins of the State Election Commission appoints the individuals.
It would be a safe assumption that Chris Heagerty, an Attorney formerly with Hodges Daughty and Carson and Bob Bowman, a local Attorney are safe for reappointment. However, Rob McNutt an appointee that was a friend of former State Rep Steve Hall and State Senator Stacey Campfield is likely in jeopardy due to the election of State Senator Rick Briggs and State Rep. Martin Daniel.
There is no surprise that Briggs is the one advancing other names. While I would not disagree with local Attorney and Fiancial Planner Tamara Boyer. She is immensely qualified and able to serve. I had only hoped that she would run for Clumty Commission Fifth District in 2016. As for the soon to be former Knox County Republican Chair Ruth Stone Kuhlman. How could an individual be considered for a position of authority that files a lawsuit against a former Chairman of the same political party and keeps the suit still lingering at the courthouse for 2 years after 4 sworn affadavits and a voice mail of the Chair is filed 30 days after serving the suit. Who would see sue? The PBA for toxic mold where the Election Commission meets?