We are getting word that Diane Jordan, who is already a county employee, will seek appointment to the Knoxville City Council seat being vacated by Mark Brown.
Jordan, who was once quoted as saying "County commission isn't a job, it's a lifestyle," was the lead plaintiff in Jordan v. Knox Co. et al which sought to overturn the Knox County charter's term limits so she could remain on County Commission.
When that didn't work, Jordan got her son appointed to replace her despite some undisclosed details about his past history. He was later ousted when another court ruling invalidated all of the Black Wednesday appointments because of alleged back room dealings in violation of state sunshine laws.
There's no word yet on a announcement dinner event for Jordan, or if lobster will be on the menu.
But seriously, our sources note that City Council has avoided the scandals that have plagued County Commission and Knox County government, and some folks would like to keep it that way.
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