Commissioner Mike Hammond wins Knox County criminal court clerk

Commissioner Mike Hammond wins Knox County criminal court clerk primary race

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond won the Republican primary election Tuesday night for the criminal court clerk position. As no Democrat is running for the position, Hammond will most likely win the general election in August.

Hammond defeated opponents Jason Hunnicut and Steve Williams.

The clerk's office has been under scrutiny amid reports of paperwork problems leading to wrongful arrests and license suspensions.

Hammond is a Knox County commissioner and radio program director. He says he's running for the office to improve the issues.

"Tomorrow, I've already met with Mayor Burchett about the idea of getting some technology. He's all very supportive of it. The second thing I'm going to do tomorrow is I'm going to be meeting with Dick Moran who is our IT director. We're going to talk about websites. We're going to talk about what we need to do to start getting the technology implemented. My goal is to hit the ground running September 3, and not have any lag time at all," said Hammond Tuesday night after his victory.
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