Randy Pace, Chairman of the Knox County Republican Party

Today the Knox County Republican Party held a reorganization at Central High School. Randy Pace was elected Chairman with 6 more votes than Eddie Smith.

The funniest part was everyone wanting to pin a candidate to Brian Hornback. I like both Smith and Pace. A week or so ago, I was told that Robert Lawrence Smith was telling people that Pace was Brian Hornback’s guy. So either way, it seems Hornback won.

Suzanne Dewar was Elected Vice Chair

Gary Loe was Elected Secretary

Judson Davis was Elected Treasurer

Now Former Chairman Buddy Burkhardt with 2005-2007 Former Chairman ME

Now Former Chairman Buddy Burkhardt with 2005-2007 Former Chairman ME

Eddie Mannis provided that breakfast staple of Chickfila chicken minis. Fletcher Burkhardt provided Orange Juice, both tables in the picture

Eddie Mannis provided that breakfast staple of Chickfila chicken minis. Fletcher Burkhardt provided Orange Juice, both tables in the picture.

Former Knox County Sheriff Jimmy JJ Jones and I trying to influence Bruce Williams to postivity.

Former Knox County Sheriff Jimmy JJ Jones and I trying to influence Bruce Williams to postivity.

People gathering around the food

People gathering around the food

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Knox County Commissioner at Large Seat 11 Justin Biggs and I

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Knox County Commissioner at Large Seat 11 Justin Biggs and I.

another Former Chairman Gerald Turner and I

another Former Chairman Gerald Turner and I

The 2005-2007 leadership team, Myself and Irene McCrary. McCrary then became Chair 2007-2009.

The 2005-2007 leadership team, Myself as Chair and Irene McCrary, the first Vice Chair. McCrary then became Chair 2007-2009.

Commissioner Biggs had 100 of these America is Great Again buttons that he was giving away and they were a big hit, they went quick

Commissioner Biggs had 100 of these America is Great Again buttons that he was giving away and they were a biggs hit, they went quick

Me with a BIGGS time. Justin Biggs, his mom and dad, Pat and Chief Eddie Biggs.

Me having a BIGGS time. Justin Biggs, his mom and dad, Pat and Chief Eddie Biggs.

Republican State Executive Committeewoman Amy Jones, her husband Bill and I

Republican State Executive Committeewoman Amy Jones, her husband Bill and I

Chairman candidate Randy Pace and I

Chairman candidate Randy Pace and I

Chairman candidate Eddie Smith, his wife Lanna and I.

Chairman candidate Eddie Smith, his wife Lanna and I.

the crowd

the crowd

Michael Sullivan, Executive Director of the TN Republican Party explaining to the Committee the difference in a mass convention or a delegate convention.

Michael Sullivan, Executive Director of the TN Republican Party explaining to the Committee the difference in a mass convention or a delegate convention.

State Representative Martin Daniel offered a motion to give the Executive Committee the authority to compensate the Chairman. Many individuals perceived this was an effort for Smith and likely cost him a significant number of votes.

State Representative Martin Daniel offered a motion to give the Executive Committee the authority to compensate the Chairman. Many individuals perceived this was an effort for Smith and likely cost him a significant number of votes.

The party recognized outgoing Chairman Buddy Burkhardt.

The party recognized outgoing Chairman Burkhardt.

The party recognizing outgoing First Vice Chair Dewar.

The party recognizing outgoing First Vice Chair Dewar.

the group counting the Chairman votes

the group counting the Chairman votes

Sheriff Tom Spangler, Kim Glenn and myself as we left.

Sheriff Tom Spangler, Kim Glenn and myself as we left.


 

 


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1 Response

  1. Ray H Jenkins says:

    Very happy to see my beloved Knox County GOP transfer leadership according to the rules! I know Randy and Suzanne will continue the great traditions of the Republican Party here in Knox County! I’m sorry I couldn’t attend, but I had to work today.

    We face challenges that need quick attention and strong leadership. I’ve spoken to Randy and I know Suzanne – they will be a great leadership team and attack those challenges head-on!

    Congratulations Randy, Suzanne, Gary, Judd, and all of the delegates. Every day is a challenge and an opportunity!

    Ray H Jenkins

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