Bird & Broyles Signed Thompson's Nomi...

Bird & Broyles Signed Thompson's Nominating Petition?

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Parsippany

Greeneville, TN

#1 Apr 21, 2014
Why am I not surprised? They basically endorsed Thompson for another term......WOW! If this is true...then bravo Attorney Foster for exposing them!

Greene County Commissioner Robert Bird has accused a local attorney of being the source behind a local television broadcast report that identified several county government officials who signed the nominating petition for former Greene County Clerk David Thompson.

During today's meeting of the Greene County Commission, Bird read from a statement that said Sandra Stanbery Foster made the only request for a certified copy of Thompson's nominating petition prior to the airing of the report in late February. Among the other signees of Thompson's petition were Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles along with several other commissioners.

Bird said that after the report aired, he went to the Greene County Election Commission office and inquired as to who may have obtained a certified copy of the petition. According to Bird, Foster was the only one to make a request for a certified copy. She is representing the plaintiff in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint filed last year against Thompson.

Thompson subsequently withdrew the nominating petition and resigned from office in mid-March in the face of an ouster suit filed over allegations of misconduct. A total of 13 candidates are vying to succeed Thompson as county clerk, including 11 Republicans who are seeking their party's nomination in the May 6 primary election.
beth

Greeneville, TN

#2 Apr 22, 2014
Do not for get our crooked sheriff also signed it. If your going to clean house might as well clean the sink too. It's time for every one that is in office to go home. Corruption is all Steve burns is about.
Stupid

Greeneville, TN

#3 Apr 22, 2014
Just because you sign someone's petition does not mean you endorse them as a candidate. When you sign a petition you are endorsing that a person has the right to be a candidate to run for that office. If you are not a felon and you live in this county you have the right to run for whatever you want.
bert

Greeneville, TN

#4 Apr 22, 2014
This is old news. Dang people where were you when it was all over channel 11 months ago?? Besides that, who cares who signed anyones petition? I read some ridiculous threads on here but this one tops them all!

Since: Jul 11

Smartt, TN

#5 Apr 22, 2014
Stupid wrote:
Just because you sign someone's petition does not mean you endorse them as a candidate. When you sign a petition you are endorsing that a person has the right to be a candidate to run for that office. If you are not a felon and you live in this county you have the right to run for whatever you want.
Tell it to Bird, he's the one who is pissed over public information being released. Anyone who signed for him, is not only stupid, also not protecting the interest of Greene Co. If he didn't support him, he nor the others would have signed for him.
Parsippany

Greeneville, TN

#6 Apr 22, 2014
Stupid wrote:
Just because you sign someone's petition does not mean you endorse them as a candidate. When you sign a petition you are endorsing that a person has the right to be a candidate to run for that office. If you are not a felon and you live in this county you have the right to run for whatever you want.
Duh. However, you are enabling them/him and it can be interpreted as an endorsement. So, you would sign anyone's nominating petition regardless of..........whatever? Interesting...
Stupid

Elizabethton, TN

#7 Apr 22, 2014
Parsippany wrote:
<quoted text>
Duh. However, you are enabling them/him and it can be interpreted as an endorsement. So, you would sign anyone's nominating petition regardless of..........whatever? Interesting...
who gives a crap!! Thompson is old news. If they wanted to sign his petition so what!!! Move on already.
Elementary Watson

Lawrenceburg, TN

#8 Apr 22, 2014
The attorney did nothing wrong. I can go down and request petitions and I can also request campaign finance records. The only sticking point (if you want to call it that) is that the candidate is notified that Jane Doe has requested and received these records.

It's public record and a good way to find out who is donating to certain candidates. Candidates do it all the time.

As for Bird's claim that the attorney was the source for the TV station-it's speculation. He can pound sand.
GCCITIZEN

Johnson City, TN

#9 Apr 22, 2014
Watching17 wrote:
<quoted text>Tell it to Bird, he's the one who is pissed over public information being released. Anyone who signed for him, is not only stupid, also not protecting the interest of Greene Co. If he didn't support him, he nor the others would have signed for him.
That's right. Those in the offices past and present always turn their head.
They are ok no matter what they do. Put them right back in and support them.
Disgusting.
Sheena

Arcadia, SC

#10 Apr 22, 2014
It would seem logical to me that the attorney should know everything going on with that guy since he's the epicenter of the controversy over serious alleged abuse of authority and he has admitted to plenty of wrongdoings. What does it tell you if Bird is upset she requested the public records? I agree with the other poster who said the signing of the petition sends a message of endorsement.

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