Assessor Appointed

In what turned out to be to be the quickest portion of Loudon County commission's Monday meeting, commissioner's voted with a 7-3 margin to appoint local realtor and property appraiser, Mike Campbell, to fill the unexpired term of the late Chuck Jenkins. The appointment will last till next year's election.

Only two names were nominated for consideration for the petition. Commissioner Bob Franke nominated Mr. Campbell followed by the nomination of deputy assessor, Jane Smith, made by commissioner David Meers. With no other nominations form the floor or commissioners, commission chairman Roy Bledsoe called for a roll call vote where each commissioner would vote for one of the candidates.

Voting for Mr. Campbell were commissioners Earlena Maples, Austin Shaver, Bob Franke, Harold duff, Steve Harrelson and Don Miller. Voting for Ms. Smith were commissioners Brian Jenkins, David Meers and Roy Bledsoe.

Campbell will take the helm of the assessor's office this morning, 9/20 after he is sworn in by Mayor Herron.

Campbell named interim property assessor for Loudon County

By Hugh G. Willett -Knoxville News Sentinel
LOUDON The Loudon County Commission voted Monday to select real estate appraiser Mike Campbell as the interim property assessor.

Campbell will fill out the term of former assessor Chuck Jenkins until the election of a new assessor in 2012.

The vote was split 7 to 3 with Austin Shaver, Don Miller, Harold Duff, Earlena Maples, Sharon Yarborough, Bob Franke Stephen Harrelson voting for Campbell.

David Mears, Roy Bledsoe and Brian Jenkins voted for Jane Smith, who held the position of deputy property assessor.

Campbell, a resident of Friendsville, has 20 years of appraisal experience, completing over 2200 appraisals within the county limits. He also holds a certification as a residential real estate appraiser. Campbell has indicated that he will run for the office next year.

Jenkins died in August.