Sims qualified to hold office, despit...

Sims qualified to hold office, despite felony

There are 28 comments on the Loudon County News story from Oct 6, 2010, titled Sims qualified to hold office, despite felony. In it, Loudon County News reports that:

Former Loudon County Sheriff Joe Sims is back on a ballot for public office next month, despite a criminal record that previously prevented him from running.

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Cookeville, TN

#21 Oct 8, 2010
Qualifying for city council and mayor's race passed long ago so why wasn't anything said by the Newless in September? Could it be that people with influence talked to Kevin Burcham and that twitt red head editor, which was followed up by a front page spread in the Newless Herald to try to influence voters just days before early voting.

Rock Island, TN

#22 Oct 8, 2010
I wonder if we're gonna see an article reminding voters of all the trouble our esteemed chief deputy has found himself in?
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Nashville, TN

#23 Oct 8, 2010
It's funny, he was convicted of a non violent crime and everyone is passing judgement. I agree he violated the public trust but so has others, he just got caught or made the wrong person mad. Hell we have the lottery now, what's the difference. Because even though aikens wasn't convicted..... he still hasn't had a retrial as the appeals court says he should. Now am I voting for a person who broke a gambling law or one who essentially robbed a man (at gunpoint) off the side of the interstate? I think I'll take my chances and move to sweetwater...HA
LC Born and Raised

Gatlinburg, TN

#24 Oct 8, 2010
Ooorah wrote:
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You are technically correct in your interpretation of the use of the word qualifeid in this context....however.. most people who read the Herald are not as erudite. While I believe that rehashing Sim's conviction on the front page doesn't do him any favors with "thinking" voters, I'm sure that many Sims supporters would consider this story an endorsement.
Forgive me but I don't see it as an endorsement OR as negative info for voters. I know many citizens have wondered how a man with a felony conviction could even run for office. To me, the only thing this article did was inform voters that his right has been restored and that everything he's doing is legal.
fool me once

Knoxville, TN

#25 Oct 8, 2010
The difference is "convicted" correct?
Just because they are not convicts now doesn't mean too much.,......hard to get a ruling.

Can they- would they-
all -produce a back ground check?
-and their previous tax returns that are public records
Oh and how 'bout their real estate holdings..........

They must manage money well on their salaries and brag about their investments and want to tell us all about it.

The entire city/county officals and employees should be required to pass a drug screen.

Could the Tax-payers get this on the ballot in 2 years to require all of them to pass 'random and pre-employee/elected officals drug screens'?

Sleep well little sheep the morn' come early.
Nix isa Dic

Knoxville, TN

#26 Oct 8, 2010
Vote No to Joe in Nobember !!! & then Vote nO to Rex in 2014 !!!

Knoxville, TN

#28 Oct 14, 2010
chaplain Eblen wrote:
"COOPER" Who is Shela??????????
I'm da Blonde bombshell!!!
bill roberson

Shelbyville, TN

#29 Dec 24, 2010
How is Joe doing? What is his next move?

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