Tim Hill’s Council race creates a pretty fun little party!

From left, City Council candidate Tim Hill, Patricia Bible and Melissa and Doug White at a meet-and-greet last night in downtown Knoxville.

With the Knoxville political season in full swing, almost every party these days centers around a candidate. Alan and I were happy to host a meet-and-greet in our downtown condo last night for our friend Tim Hill, who is running for an at-large seat on City Council.

City Council candidate Tim Hill, center, with his daughter, Carsen Hill and her boyfriend, Mike Widener.

A Knoxville native, Hill is a familiar face to many involved with our community’s civic life. He currently is chair of Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission and is a board member of the Knoxville Sports Authority. If elected to City  Council, he will step down from both those positions to avoid a conflict of interest.

“If I win, I will cut my workload in half!” he jokes, referring to the fact that as a councilmember, he would serve on only one public body instead of two, as he does now.

He also serves on the Knox Heritage and CareCuts boards, the KUB Community Advisory Panel, and is president of the Bearden Village Council.

Professionally, Hill is a developer. He is co-founder and president of Hatcher-Hill Properties. In fact, he developed and sold Alan and me the condo in the historic J.C. Penney Building in which the party was held last night.

Hill told those gathered that he has three major priorities if he secures a seat on City Council: public safety; sustainable economic growth; and mental health, addiction and homelessness, three subjects he feels are intrinsically linked.

These are issues that Alan and I also feel strongly about. Hill is seeking Seat C on City Council. His opponents are Amelia Parker, the incumbent who adamantly opposed the new multi-use baseball stadium being built in downtown Knoxville, and Matthew Best, the young executive director of the The Change Center.

The primary election is Aug. 29; the general election is Nov. 7. Early voting starts Aug. 9.

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City Council candidate Tim Hill answered questions for a few minutes last night.

Tim and his wife, Deanna Hill, with one of their two granddaughters.

From left, Sam Maynard, Katie Kline and Laura Heinz.

From left, John Craig, Mike and Kendall Keller and Rick Dover.

A short portion of the party was devoted to City Council candidate Tim Hill answering questions.

But most of the time was talking with old and new friends.

The food, by caterer Holly Hambright, was fantastic, as usual. Clockwise from top left: lemon-rosemary chicken skewers with tahini vinaigrette, Holly’s famous deviled eggs (sliced differently than most deviled eggs!), and two delicious kinds of pissaladière.

My friends Jon Agazzi and Sheena McCall.

Tim’s campaign manager Nick Pavlis, left, with Bill Lyons.

Alan Carmichael, left, and Sam Maynard.

From left, Bill Lyons, Joe Petre, Susan Brown and Mark Heinz.

Tim Hill, center, with Charley and Patricia Bible.

From left, Alan Carmichael, Melynda Whetsel and Bill Lyons.

John Craig, left, with Tim Hill.

All in all, not a bad way to do politics! I appreciate all the candidates who put themselves out there. Thank you.



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7 Responses to Tim Hill’s Council race creates a pretty fun little party!

  1. sara pinnell, on July 19th, 2023 at 2:36 pm said:

    Glad you celebrated Tim!

  2. Gay Lyons, on July 19th, 2023 at 3:01 pm said:

    Great turn out for Tim–and fun seeing so many friends.

  3. Cynthia Moxley, on July 19th, 2023 at 4:29 pm said:

    Sara and Gay: My kind of “political party!”

  4. Debbie Boles, on July 19th, 2023 at 6:44 pm said:

    Handsome door guy helping the guests to your condo.

  5. Cynthia Moxley, on July 19th, 2023 at 6:52 pm said:

    Debbie: We appreciate him!

  6. Monique Anderson, on July 20th, 2023 at 1:26 pm said:

    Sorry to miss.

  7. Cynthia Moxley, on July 20th, 2023 at 2:03 pm said:

    Monique: There will be other opportunities. In fact, I’ve been asked to help with a really fun one coming up. Will let you know details when they are available.

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