Knoxville City Council – Third District

Inside Tennessee, the WBIR talking head show featured the four candidates for City Council, Third District. The candidates faced the normal panel of talking heads. Not intelligent heads, just talking heads. Interestingly, two of the four panelists are not even City of Knoxville voters. Susan Richardson Williams votes in Knox County at the A.L. Lotts precinct. Dennis Francis votes in Knox County at the Concord precinct. Brian’s Blog has not yet confirmed the residency voting location of Jack McElroy and John Becker.

The candidates for Knoxville City Council Third District are Joel Bond, Brenda Palmer, Gerry Holman and Joshua Nelson.

Joel Bond is a local businessman and appears to have conducted some homework about the district he hopes to serve. He is a Knoxville native and is a father of three young children. He would make an excellent City Council member. Joel’s photograph is located to the right. Joel’s grassroots campaign has a Facebook page located, here. Joel also is a twitter and his twitter page is located, here.

Brenda Palmer brags of her involvement in the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. Enough said. No photograph was found of Palmer.

Gerry Holman is a former marketing guy. His expressed views appear to be conservative. He made the decision to enter the race within 24 hours of the deadline to qualify. His photo is below. His website is located here.

Joshua Nelson a young Realtor appears to be a good young man and capable of the job as City Councilman. No photograph was located of Nelson.

In the September 22 primary the top two candidates advance citywide. After the primary, we will endorse one candidate. But at this time the third district would be best served to select in the Primary, Joel Bond and either Gerry Holman or Joshua Nelson.

Early Voting will be September 2 – 10, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and September 11 – 17, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Early Voting locations are at the First Floor of the Knox County Courthouse; Five Points Village Plaza Shopping Center located at 2364 Martin Luther King, Jr Avenue; New Harvest Park located at 4775 New Harvest Lane; 235 W. Young High Pike located next to Wood Realtors and Downtown West Shopping Center located in Suite 29 at 1645 Downtown West Boulevard. Election day will be on September 22, 2009 at YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PRECINCT!

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