Although the election for Knox County mayor is still a couple of years away, that isn’t stopping County Commissioner Bob Thomas (At-Large Seat 10) from jumping into the fray, guns blazing.
While the former WIVK radio host made his official announcement today at Powell Auction & Realty, local filmmaker Douglas Stuart McDaniel unleashed the first campaign video on Facebook. It may start out like many such videos—with family members wishing him well—but it soon brandishes Hollywood star power of a level never before seen in a local election: Robert “Revenge of the Nerds” Carradine! Anson “Happy Days” Williams! Ed “Lou Grant” Asner! Plus a bonus House of Cards reference.
See for yourself:
Editor Coury Turczyn guided Knoxville's alt weekly, Metro Pulse, through two eras, first as managing editor (and later executive editor) from 1992 to 2000, then as editor-in-chief from 2007 to 2014. He's also worked as a Web editor at CNET, the erstwhile G4 cable network, and HGTV.
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