I was looking through petitions that have been picked up and something caught my eye.
Scott Smith one of four candidates running for Knox County Circuit Court Clerk in the May 1st Republican primary has also picked up a petition to run for his current seat, State Executive Committeeman for District 5. Now there’s nothing wrong with this, it’s not against the rules and from my understanding funds can be transferred if needed and it’s even a whole different primary election which will be held in August.
My question is why? If you’re already running for a job why not just give that one your all? Is he scared he may lose against Don Ridings, Tim Wheeler, or Charlie Susano? Has he finally understood that this race isn’t just about Juvenile Court like he has stated multiple times but it’s about a job at a whole? Not just one section of court but all the courts? That with this job he has no policy decision with the opioid epidemic? Should it be fair to run and run and run, regardless if he can? And lastly should we not have a concern that he’s just running to have a title and position? Either way, I noticed it. Maybe his heart is just one to serve. I’m not judging just wondering what his plan is? Scott pick one and run this is why people hate politics, it’s not about the people its about what serves the politician.