Now that Lenoir City residents have for the second time defeated a measure that would eliminate the elected Treasurer/Recorder's position, it's time to look at the upcoming November election where the vote for a new Treasurer/Recorder will take place.

The office has actually been absent of an elected official since the resignation of Bobby Johnson Jr. back in 2010. The position has been filled by Jimmy Wilburn as the interim Treasurer/Recorder since 2011.

So far two have picked up petitions to seek the office. Long before the outcome of Thursday's election would be known, Randall J. Brown had picked up a qualifying petition to seek the office. Brown has already filed his petition and qualified to run. As I understand , Mr. Brown's background and education is in finance. 

This Friday after the election, current assistant Treasurer/Recorder, Maggie Hunt, picked up a petition to seek the elected office. Aside from being the current assistant Treasurer/Recorder, Ms. Hunt has twice served as the interim Treasurer/Recorder. First after the resignation of long time Treasurer/Recorder, Debbie Cook in 2007 and the second time after the resignation of Johnson in 2010.

Candidates for the office have till August 16, noon to qualify.