Newly-elected state Sen. Richard Briggs says he will resign his current seat on the Knox County Commission, though he’s not sure just when, and the News Sentinel reports maneuvering to replace him has already begun.
“Obviously I’ll have to resign from Commission,” he told the News Sentinel. “It’s just a matter of when that has to happen.”
He said it is uncertain when he has to leave his current post for the new one.
But already, Briggs said, successors for the remainder of his term in Knox County Commission’s 5th District are already lining up.
He said some people who were interested in filling in for the rest of his term include John Schoonmaker, Ken Gross and Margot Kline. All have contacted him or discussed the matter with him.
Schoonmaker is a former Commission candidate, Gross is a member of the Republican State Executive Committee and Kline is a longtime community activist in West Knox County.
“They would serve from now until we have the election in September of 2016,” Briggs said.