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West Knox district has best race

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

The hottest contested legislative contest in 42 days is for the West Knoxville district where incumbent state Rep. Martin Daniel faces three opponents including former state Rep. Steve Hall whom he defeated two years ago in the GOP primary. The winner probably wins with a plurality (not a majority) of the total vote which is likely to be less than 5,500. In other words, 2,000 votes may win it for someone.

The youngest candidate is James Corcoran, 36, an attorney who lives at 5675 Eagle Crest Drive in northwest Knox County. He is married and the father of twins, James IV and Elsa, 20 months old. He and his family are members of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in English as well as the UT College of Law.

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Airport attorney Foster keeps his feet on the tarmac

Wendy Smith
Government/Politics columnist

Bruce Foster Jr. came by the legal profession naturally. His grandfather, E.G. Foster, and his father were both attorneys. But the younger Foster didn’t know anything about representing airports before he was hired as attorney for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority in 1987. He learned on the job, he says.

Bruce Foster Sr. settled in Knoxville after law school, and Bruce Foster Jr. was a member of the second class to graduate from West High School. He went on to UT for his bachelor’s and law degrees.

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