Magnolia Avenue Campus hosts Knoxville City Council candidates

Almost all of the Knoxville City Council candidates will stop by Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus to talk to voters Tuesday. 

The meet-and-greet will be held 10:15 a.m.-noon Oct. 26, in the lobby of the Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Avenue. 

So far eight of the 10 city council candidates have confirmed their attendance: incumbent Tommy Smith and challenger Elizabeth Murphy of District 1, incumbent Andrew Roberto of District 2, incumbent Seema Singh and challenger Nick Ciparro of District 3, incumbent Lauren Rider and challenger Jim Klonaris of District 4, and incumbent Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie of District 6. 

In this election, all registered voters in the City of Knoxville, including voters in the 5th District, are able to vote in all five races on the ballot. 

“This will be an informal meeting where anyone can come up to the candidates and talk to them,” said Administrative Assistant Terry Lund, who is organizing the event for the community. “I have a brochure to distribute to anyone who wants one that outlines each candidate’s platform. I am hopeful the information will start conversations with each candidate.” 

Thursday, Oct. 28, is the final day for early voting in the City of Knoxville regular election, and you can see hours and locations here. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, and here is a copy of the sample ballot. 

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