3rd district Knox County commission candidates make their cases

3rd district Knox County commission candidates make their cases

Posted:
Randy Smith Randy Smith
Billy Stephens Billy Stephens
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Four county commission seats are on the primary election ballot Tuesday in Knox County. 6 News caught up with the candidates in the third district.

Randy Smith

Third district candidate Randy Smith says his mix of business experience and service as a county employee gives him a unique ability in the office. 

"I have about 30 years of business background running two small businesses with my family in the third district. And on top of that I 've spent the last three years working in Knox County in a low level risk management position, so I know the ins and outs of the daily operations of how Knox County works," Smith said.

Billy Stephens

Candidate Billy Stephens says his status as a retiree from Rohm and Hass Chemicals lets him be a full-time commissioner, and he touts his mediation skills learned as a court volunteer. 

"I am able to sit down talk and listen to both sides before I reach a decision and this will be a very important part of the
commissioners problems because as you know now a hot button item is the school system," Stephens said.
Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.