All 10 candidates vying for City Council answered questions submitted by young professionals at the Knoxville Chamber’s Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors.
Abby Ham, morning anchor for WBIR-TV, Channel 10, moderated the forum. Questions were asked on such topics as maintaining Knoxville’s quality of life, recruiting businesses and talent, diversity and inclusion, and transportation options. About 80 individuals attended the event at the Jackson Terminal, which included a “meet-and-greet” with candidates prior to the forum.
Early voting is now underway through Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 7. Information on where you can vote can be found here: https://www.knoxcounty.org/election/.
“Knoxville is fortunate to have a slate of quality candidates seeking to serve on City Council,” said Amy Nolan, the Knoxville Chamber’s vice president of public policy. “Local government is where decisions are made that have great impact on residents and businesses, including zoning, development regulations and amenities such as sidewalks and parks.”
The forum was one of several ways the Chamber sought to engage voters to cast their ballot on an off-year election where turnout is typically low. Those efforts included a social media campaign with profiles of the candidates, which can be found by clicking here.