I didn't get to make it (too busy getting the scoops!), but Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said roughly 600 people turned out to his re-election kickoff and fundraiser tonight.
The event was held at the Lighthouse Knoxville on Baum Drive. And, according to Randy over at Knoxviews, "it seemed like most of County Commission and every candidate for county office was there."
That doesn't surprise me as Burchett's host committee includes tons of major players. You can find that list by the way, right smack here.
The deadline to qualify to run in the county elections is noon Thursday, and I seriously doubt Burchett, a Republican, will face opposition. The primary is set for May with the general election in August. The next four-year term starts Sept. 1
Click right smack here for Randy's report.