Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Arnett Jr. sets re-election kickoff

Foster Arnett Jr.
Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett Jr. will hold his re-election kickoff and first fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the home of John Trotter, located at 3106 Kingston Pike. The house used to be the Dulin Art Gallery but has since been completely restored.

Arnett said he’s asking for $100 donations per person, but they are not required.

The clerk’s office is responsible for keeping the officials minutes and records of the Knox County Commission and its standing committees. It’s also the place where you go if you want to renew your car tag, get a drivers’ license renewed, pick up a passport or marriage license, etc. In other words, the office oversees a lot of stuff.

Foster, a Republican, so far has no competition in the May primary. The general election will be held in August. Former clerk, Mike Padgett, is running as a Democrat.

1 comment:

Boo07 said...

Arnett is not a man of his word, protects and pays his cronies higher wages, last lost, fired, and hired more employees than the lat three Clerks. He has had three secretaries, three chief deputy clerks, two motor vehicle supervisors, and two inventory supervisors. Not to mention his constantly changing office managers. He only gave people deserving raises when an independent company came in an showed he was under paying most of his staff. Hired a person to put a decal on plates at $30,000 while loyal employees that had been there longer than 15-20 years were making less. One employee makes over $32,000 for moving furniture and no Saturday work as others have to. More important to wasting money changing the decor and buying cars from a crony of his. Same dealer will he has bought himself 2 Lexus' and a Boxster. Thinks he is above knowing how or even understanding exactly what employees' job entails. Everything is about Arnett and his next ego job. Remember, he was ready to run for Mayor in his first term until he knew he couldn't win and if he stayed in the Clerks office, he will earn $1,000,000. Good reason to run again. Majority of employees would love to have a different Clerk elected.