Failed Knoxville Mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis, you know the one that on August 27, 2019 Primary got 36.64% to Mayor Indya Kincannon‘s 29.13% and then on November 5, 2019 failed to Kincannon with 47.59% to her whopping 52.41%.
The Mannis website hasn’t changed since November 7, 2019 as of today April 5, 2020 (screenshot below) although according to the Knoxvotes website here, he picked up a petition on March 18, 2020 and returned it on March 30, 2020.
Where did Mannis stand on banning gun shows at Knoxville city owned parks? “The Knoxville City Council formally asked the mayor to look into banning gun shows at city-owned spaces Tuesday night in an easy, 8-1 vote. Mayor Madeline Rogero said she supported the resolution and, as a matter of policy, would not allow any new gun show bookings for city-owned property. Moving forward, she said the next mayor would have to recommit to the ban. Both mayoral candidates, Eddie Mannis and Indya Kincannon, have said they support the resolution.” – USAToday September 24, 2019 here.
Additionally, in the USA Today September 24, 2019 story, “Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, Tennessee Firearms Association Executive Director John Harris said the group would not hesitate to bring legal action against the city or get the Tennessee General Assembly to take action against the city. “We’re not going to sit by and let Knoxville escape without consequence,” he said.”
If you support the Second Amendment then Support the TN FirearmsLAC on August 9, 2020.
Spending Tax Money
Where did Mannis want to spend Knoxville’s money last year? Continue it on Downtown Knoxville! “If expenses were not an issue, I would like to continue to focus on our thriving downtown but also extend new funding opportunities to other parts of the city that have recently felt left out.” – Eddie Mannis to the Knoxville News-Sentinel on October 31, 2019.
Where would Mannis spend money for the relocation of the Tennessee Smokies ballpark? Downtown, once again! “I support the relocation of the Tennessee Smokies. I believe it would be an overall economic positive for the downtown area. I would want to see the park have year-round functionality so it would not sit vacant in the offseason.” Eddie Mannis to the Knoxville News-Sentinel on October 31, 2019
Immigration aka 287(g)
Where would Mannis be in regards to the 287(g) program? “Much of the time, immigrant victims of crime do not report crime out of fear of deportation. A safer city is one in which all residents feel empowered to report any type of crime they witness or experience.” “I believe it is the job of the mayor to keep safety at the forefront of any consideration that relates to KPD and the various jobs they are tasked with. In my opinion, the focus of KPD should remain keeping Knoxville as safe as possible.” Mannis to the Knoxville News Sentinel on October 31, 2019
A tax increase for Knoxville? “I can promise our citizens that if a tax increase is warranted, that my team and I have gone through every line item of the city budget and we will be operating as efficiently as possible.” Mannis to WATE on August 8, 2019.
Mannis voted on February 25 in the March 3, 2020 in the Democrat Primary. Was it Biden or Bernie?
Supporting DEMOCRAT Karl Dean over REPUBLICAN Bill Lee and DEMOCRAT Rick Staples
There are CONSERVATIVE, REPUBLICAN Alternatives Gina Oster (a wife to Stanton and mother of three adult sons and one adorable granddaughter) and James Corcoran (a husband to Anya and father to twins a son and daughter).