Friday, April 15, 2011

Broyles: He needs to step down

Knox County Commissioner Amy Broyles weighs in on the election commission, which meets today at 4 p.m. (By the way, this is a quick update. Scroll down and you'll see another post I just put up about some elected folks getting some retro-coin.)

Here's her letter (This could actually be a fun meeting. You know, if it doesn't interrupt happy hour):

Commissioner Amy Broyles
316 E Scott Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Senator Jamie Woodson
Senator Randy McNally
Senator Stacey Campfield
Representative Ryan Haynes
Representative Bill Dunn
Representative Harry Brooks
Representative Steve Hall
Representative Frank Nicely

April 15, 2011

Dear Senators and Representatives:

Thank you all for taking the time to meet with me this past Wednesday (I am sorry I was unable to meet with you, Frank and Randy – I missed seeing you both). I enjoyed our conversations, and felt I came away more informed than when I arrived.

As you know, I am tremendously concerned about the appointment of Mr. McNutt to the Knox County Election Commission, as are a great many of my constituents. This Commission is charged with ensuring the integrity of our electoral process. A Commissioner who has knowingly voted seven times outside his district calls that integrity into question. I understand from my conversations with a couple of you that Mr. McNutt isn’t overly concerned that he violated election law; this raises a tremendous red flag that should not be ignored.

I also understand that Mr. McNutt no longer enjoys the support of the majority of the Republican Legislative Delegation. I respectfully request that you publicly ask Mr. McNutt to step down, as private requests have, to this point, been refused.

For the past two and a half years, we in Knox County have been working tirelessly to restore the public’s trust and faith in our local government. This entire situation calls that trust and faith into question, and frankly is a setback to those of us who have been working so hard. A public request for Mr. McNutt to step down may indeed be ignored by Mr. McNutt and his supporters; however, it will let the people who elected you know that you have taken this seriously, and that you have done all that you can to rectify this situation.

I am very grateful for your time and your continued service to the people of our area.

Very truly yours,
Amy Broyles
Knox County Commissioner


Anonymous said...

I'm surprised no one other elected officials have stepped forward with their concerns. We've been burned by the good ole' boy system in Knoxville before (anyone remember sunshine week?). I thank Amy Broyles for taking this so seriously because it IS serious. She's my rep and I'll certainly be voting for her again.

Anonymous said...

Im so sure. Newsflash u cant vote for her again, at least not for another 6 years and tgen not for that seat. Yay liberal media posting sticking up for all ur liberal buddies. Thing is, thetes just not that many of u in east tn. Thats why we get so sick of the same tired song and dance over and over by the handful of socialists

Anonymous said...

Does anyone care what Amy thinks? If Amy is your leader, what does that say about you as a follower?

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're parts of the herd. Your parents must be so proud.

I'd rather have a commissioner who's willing to stand up and say that the emperor's naked. Amy's not my leader; she's my representative on the county commission. Stop projecting your own infantile methods onto the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Amy Broyles is a hypocrite. She created a resolution that any thing voted on in Commission had to have a capital plan. She always turns her head on her own resolution on her pet projects like Tony Norman's land grab. She is worse than Lumpy. Probably the worst ever. No one wastes more time running their pie hole. You could trim an hour off each meaning if she would just get to the point.

Brian Paone said...

You're all anonymous. Who the hell cares what any of you have to say, if all it's going to be is whiny, mewling, anonymous butthurt or whiny, mewling, anonymous rah-rahing?

God bless the dregs of the internet.

Anonymous said...

And God bless your widdle soul for reading every last morsel of it. As if anybody gives a rat's butt what you say just because your hollow name is signed to it. Go take your blood pressure medicine and get over yourself.

Brian Paone said...

@Anonymous (is this the other anonymous individual that was butthurt over my personality? Hard to keep track of you guys...) RE: comment -

What can I say? It's not only entertaining to read this mewling garbage, but it also doesn't change anyone's opinion of the authors because, hey - it's anonymous!

No need for blood pressure meds, but thank you so much for what I am certain is your true and sincere concern for my health and well-being. :-)