Today, What a day. Herb Moncier appeared in Chancery Court attempting to take the Deselm case and linking the Term Limits to Sheriff Tim Hutchison, it was announced that the Deselm case has been consolidated with Gray. Gray being Jim Gray, head of the Knox County Democrat Party. I don't know if his involvement is as an individual Jim Gray or if the KDP is the party. I expect that will come out eventually.
The Knox County Election Commission met to leave the ballot as is. The can not by state law effect the ballot with the 40 day election day window. It now appears that the local parties will meet individually to select nominees for those seats where the 6 are unopposed in their primaries and the other 6 are re-elected.
Selection of candidates in a district convention is not unprecedented. In the early 1990's the Eighth District Republican Executive Committee held a convention to select Mike McMillian to be the party's nominee to be placed on the general election ballot due to the untimely death of Commissioner Joe McMillian, Mike's father. Two years ago the Ninth Commission district Republican Executive committee met to select their nominee due to the untimely death of Commissioner Howard Pinkston, the chose Commissioner Paul Pinkston.
This type of convention has been held county-wide, in the '90's when the Criminal Court Judge Jimmy Duncan went to take his fathers place in the U.S. Congress. The Knox County Republican Party held a county convention at Bearden Middle School to select our Republican nominee Randy Reagan. The Democrats chose the current Knox County Attorney General Randy Nichols to be their nominee for Criminal Court Judge.