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Blount County has a new commissioner. Gordon Wright the second will fill the vacant seat vacated by his father, Gordon Wright Sr.

Wright Sr. passed away in March when deputies found his body on a trail at his Walland property. Sheriffs do not suspect foul play in Wright Senior's death.

Wright Jr. says his father left big shoes for him to fill.

"I'll probably never live up to my dad's shoes, it's hard to do that right. You know you think your dad's a super hero. I still do," he said.

The older Wright served on the commission from 1982 to 1990 and then was re-elected in 2010.

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