Monday, September 26, 2011

Holt's Dilemma

State Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) apparently has a dilemma:

Tom Humphrey reports that State Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden), who also holds a seat on the Weakley County Commission, attempted to resign his County Commission seat and name his successor at the same time. Apparently, the rules of the body in Weakley County allow for the Commissioner who remains in a given district to name the interim replacement, and Holt's seatmate in the district he represents is a Democrat-and would likely choose a Democrat to fill Holt's seat. Admittedly, these rules seem a bit bizarre, since in most East Tennessee counties a vacancy is filled on an interim basis under such circumstances by a full vote of the body. However, the rules are what they are.

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