TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 21, 2016

The Knox County Commission will not appoint someone to fill the remainder of former state Rep. Joe Armstrong’s term, Knoxnews reports. Putting someone in office for a few weeks does not seem to be worth the effort required, according to several commissioners who discussed the issue during a work session this week. The county Democratic Party has already nominated Rick Staples to run. He faces Independent candidate Pete Drew on the Nov. 8 ballot. In addition, Rhonda Gallman has launched a grassroots and online campaign as a write-in candidate for the seat.