Former Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith announced as of 10:00 a.m. today he will be a candidate for Commissioner-At-Large in 2018. At least one of the two sitting Commissioners-At-Large, Bob Thomas, has announced he is running for Knox County Mayor, meaning he will give up his seat to run for higher office. Smith will be running and so far, he’s the only announced candidate. Smith says he intends to raise a pile of money, $100,000 to fund his campaign.
R. Larry Smith is a veteran campaigner and will be an interesting candidate.