Day: September 18, 2017

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PROFILE: SEEMA SINGH-PEREZ (District 3)

CANDIDATE BIO:  Seema was born in India and became a naturalized US citizen at age 13. Knoxville has been her home on and off for more than 40 years. She is married and has a daughter in middle school, and she is the Program Coordinator for a Domestic Violence Offender’s Intervention program. Seema and her husband, Eddie started their own business together 10 years ago. They were both novices and had to learn a great many skills. She utilized resources from the chamber, SCORE and KEC. Her husband now runs a successful electrical contracting company, and he has several...

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PROFILE: ANDREW ROBERTO (District 2)

CANDIDATE BIO:  Andrew is a Knoxville native and small business owner as a partner with The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee in 1999 and received his Juris Doctorate from the UT College of Law in 2002. Andrew serves the Knoxville community in a number of ways. Most recently, Andrew served as a Knox County Election Commissioner. In this role, he worked to encourage voter registration and participation by visiting numerous neighborhood organizations and civic groups. Passionate about community, Andrew serves as chairman of The Salvation Army’s advisory board. In...

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City Council Candidate Profile: Stephanie Welch (District 1)

Candidate Bio:  Throughout the 22 years she’s lived in Knoxville, Stephanie has been actively engaged in making our community a great place to live, work, play and learn. She’s had great opportunities to work with neighborhoods, businesses, government leaders and other community stakeholders, serving as an appointed member of the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council and Knoxville’s Better Building Board. Stephanie currently serves on boards for Ijams Nature Center, Leadership Knoxville, the YMCA, and on the ReCode Knoxville stakeholder advisory committee. She has worked professionally in public health and currently works for the Great Schools Partnership, a non-profit that supports...

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