Knox County picked up a new State House seat. District 89 which is in Northwest Knox County. Hardin Valley, Solway, Karns area.
There has been a lot of attention on the Anderson County Democrat that can not run and given the fact that the Knox County Democrat Party had additional time could not recruit a candidate to run for the Democrat nomination.
So barring a bizarre turn of events, the successful Republican nominee should be the State Representative Elect for District 89. The Republicans have four choices to select from.
Former Republican Sheriff Tim Hutchison, Former Failed 2006 Republican Candidate for Trustee Roger Kane, Joey McCulley and Retired Knox Co Housing Authority Director William "Bo" Pierce.
The campaign has been relatively quiet. Former Sheriff Hutchison has just finished knocking on doors in 67 subdivisions. Kane has not been seen very often with the exception of signs in the right of ways. Rumor has it that Kane recently hired an employee of Property Assessor Phillip Ballard's office to manage his campaign. McCulley has a presence of signs but little other activity . Pierce recently appeared in the Farragut Fourth of July parade and has a good number of signs.
Republicans in District 89, you have a choice. Cast a vote for the person with the ability to ensure you receive the level of service that you have grown accustomed to. Early Voting begins this Friday July 13 and runs through the 28th, concluding with Election Day on August 2.