Rhonda L. Gallman has qualified as a write-in candidate for House District 15, which was previously held by Joe Armstrong. She lives at 2431 Hoitt Ave. in North Knoxville. Her nickname, according to her signed form, is Mousie, and her phone is 865-936-4647.
Gallman has spoken several times at public forum before City Council in the past year although she has not voted in a city election for the past 16 years. She is African-American as are Rick Staples, Democratic nominee, and independent Pete Drew. The district is majority Caucasian.
The new greenway in South Knoxville along the Tennessee River, which was completed seven months ago but not announced, will be formally opened on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. Public is invited and parking will be at the Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus at 1709 Alcoa Highway.
Mayor Rogero, in her email inviting people, describes the occasion as “momentous” which is true, given the slow pace at which her administration has constructed greenways across the city over the past four years. The First Creek greenway along Broadway is still a work in progress.