Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Why It Makes Sense For A Countywide Nominee To Seek Appointment Tomorrow

People have wondered why Democrat candidate Amy Henley Vandergriff would toss her name in the hat for the County Commission appointment to become the County Clerk for the next 6 months. Here is our belief, based on the Knox County Charter.

The individuals that are elected on August 7, 2008 and will serve from September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2010, that term will count as one term. Those officials will then be eligible to run for one more term, serving from 2010 -2014. That will be the two terms that are permitted by the Knox County Charter. That means that the two terms will consist of six years instead of eight years.

So, if you won a majority of the votes in your parties primary election, there is no reason not to pursue the appointment so that you can provide the leadership the citizens desire for six and a half years instead of only six years.

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