Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hammond wants top dog spot again

Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond, left, is up for re-election – for his spot as the board's chairman.

Hammond said he plans to talk with commissioners – yes, they'll be (or have been) sun shined – about staying on as the board's top dog.

His term ends Aug. 31. But, if members want, he's willing to hold onto the spot for one more year.

But, that's it, he promised.

“I'm going to term-limit myself,” he said. “But if I stay (as chairman) another year, then I'm done. I won't seek any more leadership positions.”

When members voted to put him in charge last year, he said at the time that “if I did a good job, I'd consider another year.”

The commission will hold a special meeting at 4 pm. On Sept. 1 to talk about the possible reorganizing. The vice chairman's seat, currently held by Brad Anders, also will be discussed.

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