Race for Knox Law Director Heats Up

The race for Knox County law director so far has been gentlemanly, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel. But as it gets closer to Election Day, the two candidates have started making pointed comments about each other. Richard "Bud" Armstrong, who is challenging Joe Jarret for the position, says he questions Jarret's management and legal skills and his knowledge of Tennessee law saying, "I'm not against Joe because he's not from around here. But, he's just not a good law director because he's not from around here." For his part, Jaret points out that Armstrong has only been licensed to practice law for four years and is not yet licensed to practice in federal court. Read more in the News Sentinel