Jason Zachary scored an impressive win last week taking the GOP primary for state representative over veteran school board member Karen Carson. He won in all but two precincts in the West Knox County district.
Carson was backed by Gov. Bill Haslam and state Sen. Richard Briggs. Insure Tennessee was made the primary issue of the campaign, and it lost. The sole public official openly backing Zachary was state Rep. Roger Kane, who offered sage advice.
Mayor Rogero appropriately issued a statement of condolence and concern for the tragic stabbing that occurred May 3 on the Third Creek Greenway and pledged to increase police presence on greenways.
The questions that need to be asked are how many additional officers will be deployed and what is their schedule in general terms? Secondly, how long will this increase in police activity on the greenways last? No one asked that of our mayor’s communications office.