Candidates Emerge for Open Knox House Seats

Georgiana Vines has an update on candidates for two open seats state House seats in Knox County. Excerpts:
Gloria Johnson, Knox County Democratic Party chair who ran unsuccessfully for state Senate last year, says she is going to run for the 13th House District seat being vacated by a fellow Democrat, state Rep. Harry Tindell.
…Gary Loe, a TV sports producer who thought he lived in the new 89th House District, picked up a petition to run for the 13th District seat as a Republican. Loe ran two years ago against the eventual winner, state Rep. Steve Hall, who represents the 18th District.
“I moved into the district two weeks ago,” he said Friday. “I decided I was not in the 89th District (when he lived in West Hills). It didn’t come as far east as I thought.”
…Also picking up a petition to run in the Aug. 2 Republican primary for the 13th District was Vanderbilt Brabson of Millertown Pike.
…Rep. Joe Armstrong, the remaining Democrat in the Knox County delegation, has not yet picked up a petition but Republican Brian Stevens has. Stevens, a graduate student in statistics at UT who lives on Highland Avenue, said his goal eventually is to run against Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield in 2014.
…Picking up petitions for the new 89th District in northwest Knox County were Roger Kane, an insurance man, and William G. “Bo” Pierce, vice president of Knoxville’s Community Development Corp. Pierce said he would not be able to remain with KCDC if elected

2 thoughts on “Candidates Emerge for Open Knox House Seats

  1. Jim

    Joey McCulley, a Financial Analyst at Marriott Business Services and a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in finance and a MBA from Lincoln Memorial University, is currently doing an exploratory effort to become a Republican candidate in the 89th District.

  2. Jake Delker

    is this a joke that vanderbilt brabson is running? the biggest joke on campus is that this guy was initially rejected for a legislative internship bc his gpa was too low. rumor is only til his cousin Rep. Armstrong made a plea on his behalf did he get accepted. and he was also on exec of naacp at ut. and he’s running for gop nom? wrong party buddy

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