Let’s all welcome a new advertiser with McCalla Around Knoxville. James Corcoran for Knoxville City Council District 3.
Early Voting is NOW taking place for City Council races. If you are looking for a republican that is going to stick to his guns and be the voice for you by keeping your then James is the man you want to vote for.
James was recently endorsed by the Knoxville News Sentinel. Here is part of their endorsement, “We believe Corcoran understands the needs of his district, offers suggestions to meet those, is willing to work with other council members to help the city move forward and is the best candidate for District Three to replace term-limited Brenda Palmer.”
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And welcome to our McCalla Around Knoxville Blog team James! Thanks for Bringing up Knoxville and not tearing it down.
Well, they say a picture says a thousand words, but a sign says it all as well. On Saturday our very own Mayor Burchett announced he will be running for Congressman Duncan’s Congressional seat.
The announcement had around 250 to 300 normal people there. I’m not counting the typical politicians I’m talking about the normal average joe’s like you and I that came out to Vol Market to support our county mayor.
His pastor introduced him, talked about how it’s a great day to show your support and how he crossed party lines for his friend and someone he believed in and said a prayer, then the limelight was on Burtchett.
He opened up and recognized Lieutenant Governor Randy Mcnally as one of his dearest friends. Thanked everyone for coming and then it was time to talk about what he was going to do. He portrayed East Tennessee not as red and blue but as a group of people who want as little of government in our lives as possible. He spoke on how he has paid down over 50 million of our debt in Knox County.
A focus he had was on our country’s heroes, not the singers or the football players that we idolize so much but the men and women that laid down their lives for us or get hurt and come back home and can’t even get a job or health insurance. A major point of his speech was that veterans have to drive hundreds of miles to get what they need. A tear was saw on his amazing wife’s eyes that was heartfelt as the words that he said.
He ended with, Washington is to gutless to do anything and how he isn’t that gutless and it was time for someone to stand up and do what’s right, not what’s popular. The main points for his speech is veterans need help, to much government, how Washington should listen to us here in East Tennessee instead of the “Fat Cats” in Washington. His facebook and twitter is now up and running for you to add and follow.
The race is up and running as Jimmy Matlock also sent a special welcome to the race to Burtchett and that he will be praying for him and his family.
Last Thursday State Representative Roger Kane officially announced his plans to run for Knox County Court Clerk. His kick off was at Calhoun’s on the River. The amount of people who showed up to support Roger was overwhelming. Many of his fellow legislators attended to his family and friends. The kick off started with people in and out and it didn’t stop.
State Representative of the 11th District Jeremy Faison, used his kind words to introduce Kane. He spoke about watching and learning from Roger along with his deep respect for how Roger has served in the legislature.
Roger spoke on how he upheld what he said and will not run again for state representative, as he said when he first run he would only serve three terms. He’s definitely not a career politician, although he may look like he has ran more than his opponent, it really isn’t that way because he’s only been in elected office since 2013.
He spoke about being a small business owner and how he can best serve the citizens of Knox County. While not in session he’s very active in the Karns community, teaching insurance classes, and continuing his own education. He’s one out of a very few seeking office in Knox County that hasn’t been in the good ol’ boy network of politics.
It’s been a busy political week for Knoxville. Representative John J. Duncan Jr. announced he will not seek re-election next year after a remarkable three decades in office. Duncan says he has thought about retiring before this decision, but now is the time and on to the next chapter of his life.
Duncan has been one of the best for fiscal conservatives in East Tennessee and the entire country and he’s always stood for what he believes even if everyone didn’t agree with him. He was one of only seven in the House that voted against the Iraq War. When Ron Paul retired in 2012, it left Duncan as the only Republican in Congress that voted against the Iraq War.
Continue reading “Job Well Done Representative John J. Duncan Jr.”
Boy oh Boy, was this weekend busy, from bridge dedications, parades, to fairs.
Here’s a quick rundown of what happened this weekend, but always remember to tune in to Real News Talk 92.3 to hear all the events going on in Knoxville every Friday at 7pm.
Continue reading “A Weekend Update”
State Representative Eddie Smith took time out of his busy summer and even with a summer cold to speak to the Knox County Young Republicans. He came ready with new information about what he has been working on and what he achieved this year in Nashville.
He spoke about the reform on our health insurance. Then we moved on talking about how for new teachers Eddie has helped 1st time teachers who just came out of school receive some extra money for their classroom to decorate and start getting materials for their classrooms. The bill passed the House and got hung up in the senate. Eddie is on the education committee so a lot of his bills deal with education.
One of the bills that he’s working on is substance abuse with minors. There is not ONE substance abuse facility in the state of Tennessee that solely helps just children. How sad is it that we can treat adults in the state of Tennessee but no children? Eddie is working hard for the kids in the system and children that get out of the system, giving more power for the parents to say hey we need help.
State Representative Eddie Smith is truly fighting for the Republican Party. He had many great ideas on how we can grow our little group and even offered to help. Nashville hasn’t seemed to change him and he’s spending his summer working hard for Knoxville even if he’s not in session.