The city of Knoxville will see sweeping leadership changes during the November election.
Five of the nine seats on city council will soon need to be filled. The council members representing the first, second, third, fourth and sixth districts are all term-limited, and therefore cannot run for re-election.
This means citizens will soon elect five first-time members during the general election in November.
A record-breaking 31 people qualified to run in the various districts in the Aug. 29 primary. After the primary, only the top two candidates from each of the districts will move on to the Nov. 7 general election.
In order to inform Knoxville residents of the choices in the upcoming primary and election, WBIR 10News and Fox 43 News at 6:30 anchor John Becker has been reaching out to each of the candidates for roundtable interviews, starting with district one. The interviews are formatted to last approximately two and a half minutes and ask open-ended questions to find out how a candidate intends to serve their respective district if they were elected.
The city of Knoxville will also be hosting "Go Vote! Knoxville" nights ahead of the election to allow people to meet with the candidates in their district from 5:30 to 7 p.m. So far, the 1st through 4th districts have held its meet and greets. The 6th district will meet on July 25 at the John T. O'Connor Senior Center. The 5th district will be the last to meet on September 7 at the Christenberry Community Center.
James Edward Corcoran
De'Ossie Deon Dingus, Sr.
Seema Singh Perez
(Yet to be interviewed)
Amelia (Amy) Parker
John A. Butler
Maurice L. Clark, Sr.
Zimbabwe U. Matavou
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