Eighth District County Commission Applicants….

Rebecca Longmire applied on October 10, 2018, before there was a vacancy. Her letter says that she is applying for the interim appointment. She cites her 12 year term on the Knoxville, Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission, four of those years serving as Chair. In my opinion, her record would reflect 12 years of being anti development. She is a native of Knox County, an Honors Graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Information Science. A teacher/librarian for over 30 years. She taught at Bearden High, Rule High and Gibbs High. After retiring from teaching, she worked as a clerk on the 4th Circuit Court, Small Claims. She was appointed to the committee to select the new director for the Knox County Public Library. I am assuming this is when they selected Larry Frank.

Terry Wilshire applied on November 6, 2018 the day that the former Commissioner was elected to the State House of Representatives. Wilshire has lived in the eighth district for 21 years. He is retired from the Knox County Sheriffs Office after 28 years of service. He is currently working in the Corrections Technology Industry and is a Certified Auditor with American Correctional Association. He is married and has three daughters.

Richie Beeler applied on November 26, 2018. He currently serves as the NextGen Pastor at Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton. He is a 31 year employee of the Knox County Register of Deeds office. The most recent 11 years as the Office Manager and 20 years as Chief Bookkeeper and was the College Ministry Director of Corryton Church for 9 years. A Graduate of Gibbs High School, Attended University of Tennessee Knoxville and a Certified Public Administrator from UT’s Center for Government Training. He is very active within the Gibbs High School community and a Founder and President of Knoxville Dodgers a youth baseball organization for 6 years.

Witt talking with Hubert Smith and Richie Beeler

Witt talking with Hubert Smith and Richie Beeler

Black Wednesday (January 31, 2007) Knox County Commissioner Phil Ballard applied on November 29, 2018.  In addition to County Commission, he served as Knox County Property Assessor for eight years. He cites his three adult children having college degrees and his retired career from Insurance.

Douglas K. Iglehart applied on November 30, 2018. A retired Knox County teacher, he and his family have lived in East Knoxville for the last 27 years. He has raised four daughters. He earned an Associates of Arts from Sioux Empire College in Hawarden, Iowa, a Bachelors in Recreational Management/Physical Education from Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa and a Masters in Safety Education and Services from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Was selected as the 2016 Austin east High School Teacher of the Year and is Sponsor of Teeens for Christ and Knoxville Police Department Youth Council at Carter High School.

Any other candidates, you have until NOON on December 3, 2018 to submit your letter of interest or Resume.



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