Author: Knoxville Chamber

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PROFILE: WAYNE CHRISTENSEN (DISTRICT 2)

CANDIDATE BIO:  EDUCATION & WORK HISTORY 1968: B.S., English, Iowa State University 1968-70: U.S. Navy, Lt. j.g. 1980: Minneapolis Tribune: daily assignment reporter, restaurant critic, food writer 1983-94: Executive Vice President/Editorial, Whittle Communications, Knoxville, Tenn.; managed 18 editorial projects 1996-16: Executive Director, Knox Youth Sports, Knoxville, Tenn.; responsible for year-round programs for 30,000+ players over 20 years COMMUNITY 1967: Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Eminent Deputy Archon (vice president) 1990-03: Volunteer: youth, high school and college baseball programs 2015-16: Member, Leadership Knoxville Class of 2016 2016: Restaurant reviewer, Trip Advisor and Yelp! CANDIDATE Q&A: What are three factors you feel...

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PROFILE: JAMES CORCORAN (DISTRICT 3)

CANDIDATE BIO:  James Corcoran has been a resident of Knoxville for twenty years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors Degree in English with a Minor in Political Science. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2005 with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. Since he obtained his law license in 2005, James has dedicated his practice to representing individuals, children, and families. As a small business owner with his own law practice, his work has an emphasis in Child Welfare law, including work as a Guardian Ad Litem-...

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PROFILE: HARRY TINDELL (District 4)

CANDIDATE BIO:  Harry Tindell is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a graduate of the UT, Knoxville with a B.S. in Business Finance. Harry grew up in the 4th district and currently resides in the Alice Bell/Spring Hill community. Harry Tindell was elected Tennessee State Representative in the 97th to 107th General Assemblies, serving from 1990 to 2012. Harry’s experience ranges from finance, tax policy and budgeting issues to education, healthcare and local government issues. His leadership includes Chair of the powerful Budget Subcommittee, Vice-chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of the influential Local Government Subcommittee, Vice-chair of the...

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE PROFILE: REBECCA PARR (District 1)

CANDIDATE BIO:  Rebecca’s education and career has been in theatre and opera production. She worked for 19 years with the Knoxville Opera and many other theatre projects, and she has worked the last 11 years as the production manager for UT School of Music Opera Theatre. Rebecca has been a proud member of the local stagehand union, IATSE 197, before devoting her time to help raise her great-nephew and provide support for her family. Rebecca serves on the board of Community Action Committee as a representative for the Head Start Policy Council (chairperson) and graduated from the 2017 CAC...

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