Former Rep. Tindell seeks city council seat

Former state Rep. Harry Tindell, who also once served on the Knox County school board, says he will run for a Knoxville City Council seat held by incumbent Nick Della Volpe in this year’s nonpartisan city elections, reports Georgiana Vines.

Tindell represented the 13th House District as a Democrat in 1990-2012. He didn’t seek re-election after reapportionment by the Republican-dominated Legislature made the district more Republican. Democrat Gloria Johnson won the immediate term following his departure and Republican Eddie Smith now represents the district.

Tindell, 56, chaired several committees on budget and finance and state and local government while in the House. An employee benefits insurance broker who also consults at the state government level, Tindell was a member of the school board in 1986-1990.

Note: Tindell has been doing some lobbying since leaving the House. He registered for two clients last year.

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