Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones was present along with County Commissioners Dave Wright of the Eighth District, Mike Hammond of the Fifth District and Robert Lawrence Smith of the Seventh District. Joy McCroskey, Criminal Court Clerk, Knox County Property Assessor Phil Ballard and his lovely wife Cindy, John Duncan, III Republican candidate for Trustee. Brian Hornback, Republican candidate for Republican State Executive Committeeman District Six and his opponent Ted Hatfield.
Phyllis Severence as First Vice Chair of the Knox County Republican Party and stated that she was “representing Bill Haslam for Governor.” 43 individuals were in attendance. Both Sandra Clark and Steve Hunley, Publishers of competing weekly community newspapers were in attendance.