Knoxville Council Races Start

Ray Abbas announced this week that he is running for the 4th District City Council seat being vacated by the term-limited Rob Frost. Abbas previously ran against Joe Bailey for an at-large seat in a low turnout (5,538 votes) election.

Abbas may have a better base in the 4th District than he did in a city-wide race. He is on the board of directors for Old North Knox. He is the president of the Love Kitchen.

Ken Knight, manager of the Crowne Plaza, is running for the 2nd District seat being vacated by Barbara Pelot. Nick Pavlis, a former council member, is running from South Knoxville for the seat being vacated by Joe Hultquist.