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County Chair Jerome Moon Appointed to Replace Maryville-Area State Representative Art Swann

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Tuesday, Blount County Chairman Jerome Moon was sworn in as the new District 8 state Representative.

Moon’s appointment was triggered by the same body Art Swann’s elevating to the state Senate following Doug Overbey’s resignation to join the Trump Administration.

“It’s been overwhelming, but I’m ready to get to work,” Moon told Blount County’s Daily Times after the swearing-in ceremony. “I look forward to serving with Sen. Swann and Rep. (Bob) Ramsey.”

Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell told The Times Moon will do an “absolutely fabulous job for all of Blount County as our representative in Nashville.”

“I hate losing Jerome from the Commission. I believe the leadership he provided was second to none, and I know at every meeting I’ll miss him and his guidance and stability,” Mitchell said to reporter Rachel Totten. “Jerome has always been committed to helping our veterans, as well as all the citizens of Blount County, and he will provide the same voice in the state legislature.”

Moon earned 16 of the Commission’s 19 votes, with three of the Commissioners voting for James Hammondtree. You can watch the vote on the video, below.

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