|Even though candidates have till August 16, a couple
more candidates have picked petitions to run in the Lenoir City,
Becky Watkins, who ran for a seat on council back in 2010, has picked up a petition to run for council in November. Watkins came up short less than 40 votes to make it onto council back in 2010.
Along with all three incumbent councilmen, all three incumbent Lenoir city school board members have picked up petitions to seek re-election.
Randall J. Brown has picked up a petition to seek the office of Treasurer/Recorder in the November election. This race has a bit of a twist however. The August ballot will present the question to the voters of Lenoir City as to whether to keep the Treasurer/Recorder position as an elected position or to change it to an appointed position. If the voters change the position to appointed, Mr. Brown's petition to seek the office will become null and void.
We'll talk a little later about the Treasurer/Recorder vote and what the voters could or could not do.
Nobody in Greenback has picked petitions for any of the offices yet.
In Philadelphia, Johnny D. Drinnon and James Russell has picked up to run for Mayor while Anita and Paul Stallings have picked up petitions to seek seats on the council.
Paul Stallings is the current mayor, elected back in 2008. Stallings edged our Johnny Drinnon, who has picked up to run for mayor, by only one vote back in 2008.