More Frequent Flier Miles for Former Mayor

Victor Ashe, the peripatetic former mayor of Knoxville and Ambassador to Poland, is known for his world travels and his frequent flyer points. This month he picks up a boatload traveling to Timor-Leste in a delegation to monitor parliamentary elections.

Timor-Leste is adjacent to Indonesia and is a ten-year-old country of 1.2 million people.

The eight-member delegation and staff will visit all nine provinces on July 7 to monitor the voting and file a report with the Timor-Leste government and the U.S. Embassy. The delegation is sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy, a Reagan-era agency set up to promote democracy around the world.