Property Assessor Candidate Phil Ballard's old signs that he is putting up say "Ballard on the Ballot" His new signs say "Promises Made, Promises Kept". What were his Promises? To whom did he make Promises? Is this an indication of a quid pro quo?
If he promised to swap a lower salary of Jim Owings for a higher Trustee salary of his County Commission "Black Wednesday" buddy Craig Leuthold? That promise was kept!
If he promised to give former Property Assessor employees Karen Bacon (Mose Lobetti's daughter) and Carla Hatfield (Ted "TN State Republican Executive Committeeman Hatfield 's wife) to Trustee Duncan. That promise kept!
If he promised to fire former State Senator Jamie Woodson's step daughter. That promise was kept!
If he promised to clear himself from a sexual harassment investigation, utilizing a current employee. That Promise was kept!
If he promised to reassess all Knox County property higher when property values were dropping in order to raise the revenue for the Knox County government. That promise was kept!
If he promised to under assess the property of his Chief Deputy Jim Weaver. That promise was kept!
If he promised to move former Mike Ragsdale assistant Judy Parker to move from the Property Assessor Office to Trustee Duncan's satellite office. That Promise was kept!
Any more Promises made by Phil Ballard will likely bankrupt Knox County.