Monday, March 31, 2014

Hammond to focus on delinquent dues

Mike Hammond
Knox County Criminal Court candidate Mike Hammond says if elected he will focus on strengthening the collections unit in the department. He says – quoting a Paywall Paper report – that there is some $158 million in uncollected court costs and fines (although no one really knows how far back that goes).

“Unpaid court costs and fines are like a bad loan to the people of Knox County,” Hammond said.  “The ones who are benefiting are the scofflaws.  The taxpayers who pay the bills are the responsible taxpayers.”

You can read the entire release right smack here.

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Hammond faces local attorneys Steve Williams and Jason Hunnicutt in the May Republican primary.

Incumbent Joy McCoskey opted not to seek re-election. There are no Democratic challenges.

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