November East Bureau Briefs
- Julia Tucker runs write-in campaign for Knoxville City Council
- Knox area People of Color Caucus now forming
- Graham House residents may be ousted
- Balo new president of Knox Area PFLAG
- Knox County defines family
- UT-K students work for nondiscrimination policy, create Torchbearer float for National Coming Out Day parade
- Knoxville domestic violence pros attend Southern Comfort Conference
- New listserv for University of Tennessee – Knoxville
South Knoxville resident Julia Tucker launches her write-in candidacy for City council District One with an eye to gain the seat currently occupied by City Councilman Joe Hultquist. As a write-in candidate in the general election, all Knoxville registered voters will have a chance to cast their vote for the well known figure whose past accomplishments as an AIDS activist are well known.
“I am running to give the voters a choice,” asserts Tucker, whose stated aim is to address problems of concern to residents of South Knoxville and, ultimately, the entire city.
Tucker believes that her friends and neighbors want safe homes, good sidewalks, high-quality schools for our children, as well as quiet neighborhoods. She pledges to remain accessible. Supporters point to her integrity and concern as reasons they expect her to keep that promise.
Tucker has been involved in the GLBT community for a number of years. Following the death of her son, William, at age 31 from complications of HIV/AIDS, she has participated in community organizations such as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and AIDS Response Knoxville (ARK.)
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