Seven of the nine candidates who are hoping to be appointed to the state senate seat vacated by new Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, told commissioners why they wanted the job on Wednesday.
Shortly after the new Knox County officials were sworn in, the new 11 member commission, who elected Mike Hammond as their new chair, listened to and asked questions of those candidates.
Among them were Chuck Williams, who is running as an independent for the position this November, and Steve Hill, who ran a close second to Stacey Campfield in the republican primary for the office.
Commissioners will appoint one of the candidates at their meeting on September 20th. The person they select will fill the seat until the election in November.
Tim Burchett will begin his newly elected office as Knox County Mayor starting Wednesday leaving his Senate seat vacant until after the November election.
Candidates had until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday to submit their resumes to the Knox County Commission who will select the person to fill Burchett's vacant seat.
Members of the Commission received nine resumes. To see the resumes and cover letters from the candidates, click on the names below or on the links included in the story.
Commissioners will interview the candidates at a public hearing on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. They will also pick a date when they will decide who will fill the seat.