Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mackay is OUT! However, He May Be Back!

The Knox County Election Commission dismissed Greg Mackay as Election Administrator yesterday afternoon. Any person interested in the job has until 9 a.m. on April 25 to apply for the job. Mackay is not exempt from applying. The five Commissioners will take 3 hours to examine the applications and submit their top 3 choices to Chairman Chris Heagerty by NOON. The Commission will then conduct public interviews on April 27.

Deputy Administrator of Elections Scott Frith is currently at the helm. He too can apply for the top spot. It has been rumored that two years ago when Frith came in second to Mackay that Mackay hired him as Deputy so that when this day would come that he would appoint Mackay as Deputy Administrator. Time will tell if that will occur. As for Frith being the Administrator, he is reportedly a law student at the Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University in Knoxville. The position of Administrator needs to be someone that can commit 24/7 to the position that currently pays nearly $110,000.00 a year of tax payer dollars.

Read Mike Donila's News Sentinel report
here.  Read Mike Donila's unadulterated report here.

Too bad, Donila missed that Election Commission meeting on April 9 last year where member Bob Bowman poured the gas on a certain someone and then they "accosted" (the words of the eyewitness reporter) me in the Election Commission office hallway. Good news is that J.J. Stambaugh was there writing every word, read it again, here.

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