So, when I got the invite last week for a Richard Armstrong announcement on the Court House steps. I wasn’t shocked. I was unable to attend, you see making a living is much more important to me than hearing officially what I reported on May 31.
Kudos to the News Sentinel for fleshing out that Armstrong has ONLY been licensed to practice law for 3 years. Is that what Knox County wants? I mean Bill Lockett was licensed to practice longer than that when he was elected. I like Armstrong as a person, but as Knox County’s Law Director? I am not convinced. Do we really want to turn the law department over to a guy just cause “he’s from around here”?
Also, next year East Knox County resident Phil Ballard is being challenged for re-election by a Certified Appraiser in John Whitehead. Is putting Armstrong and Ballard on the countywide ballot at the same time a wish and a prayer that all East Knox County will vote for them and over ride the West Knox County vote? If it is, I would say, this is another failed corryton hatchet job that won’t work.