I attended the West Knox Republican Club meeting on Monday and one of the casual comments was made by incumbent GOP Chair Buddy Burkhart. That particular comment was we will have to elect a new Chairman for the Knox County Republican Party come February 2017, as he is off and running to succeed Mayor Tim Burchett in 2018.
In my opinion, we need a GOP Chair who is young, straight forward, not part of any clique, nor a transplant. We need a Chairman who is neither “old money” or “new money”, a wanna-be, or someone with an axe to grind. Having a young and vibrant Chair would be a treat, but that may be too much to ask for.
One person who fits that bill is Alexander Waters. Alex is an attorney, has the ability to say no, yet is imminently fair. Truth be told, Alex has every quality needed by a great leader.
These are just my opinions people and worth what you paid for them.