Wednesday, July 14, 2010

September 1, 2010 Knox County Will Miss Richard "Bud" Armstrong

The new Knox County Commission on Sepmber 1, 2010 will look like this.

District 1 Sam McKenzie (D)
District 2 Don Daugherty (I) or Amy Broyles (D)
District 3 Tony Norman (R)
District 4 Finbarr Saunders (D) or Jeff Ownby (R)
District 5 Dr. Richard Briggs (R)
District 6 Brad Anders (R)
District 7 R. Larry Smith (R) or Steve Rogers (I)
District 8 David Wright(R)
District 9 Mike Brown (R)
District 10 Mike Hammond (R)
District 11 Ed Shouse (R) or Bryan Moneyhun (I)

Knox County Commission will surely miss Richard "Bud" Armstrong from District 8. He is an advocate for his district. While the School Board and Superintendent are upset with his recent actions regarding the Carter Elementary School renovation / new school construction. Armstrong is simply doing what he promised the eighth district that he would do. He promised to be an advocate for the eighth district first and he has kept that promise. When Bud Armstrong sought the Republican nomination at a district convention, we saw real promise in him. On August 19, 2008 we declared here that he was "The Right Choice for the Eighth District." On September 2, 2008 here we Congratulated him on being selected as the nominee as we covered the nomination convention. On March 16, 2009 we reported here the humorous side of Richard "Bud" Armstrong. On October 20, 2009 we reported here the thoughtful analysis that Bud Armstrong often brought to County Commission discussions. On February 15, 2010 Bud Armstrong here spoke just before the BIGGEST Breaking News in Knox County Republican politics ever. On April 10, 2010 here we covered Bud Armstrong on the campaign trail. On May 18, 2010 here we covered how Bud Armstrong handled his election results the right way.

So, it is always good to know that the first impression you have of someone plays out exactly as you saw that person. Bud Armstrong was a joy to follow. Bud Armstrong may not be on Commission after September 1. But you can beat he will still be advocating for the eighth district until August 31, 2010 at 11:59:59 p.m. and if I were a betting man I beat he will still be advocating for the eighth district after September 1, 2010. Here I wish Bud well and say Bud you will be missed on Knox County Commission.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A scholar and a gentleman. That was the toughest loss for me.