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The Choice of District 3

James Corcoran was picked by the voters of District 3 overwhelmingly in the District Primary on August 29, 2017.  James received almost twice as many votes as his nearest competitior.

James Corcoran has been a resident of Knoxville for twenty years.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee with an Bachelors Degree in English with a Minor in Political Science.  He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2005 with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

Since he obtained his law license in 2005, James has dedicated his practice to representing individuals, children, and familes.  As a small business owner with his own law practice, his work has an emphasis in Child Welfare law, including work as a Guardian Ad Litem- representing the best interests of at-risk children in Knoxville and Maryville.  Additionally, his general civil practice has included property law, contract law, and child custody issues.

James currently sits on the Board of Zoning Appeals for Knox County, an appointment he received from Randy Smith, Knox County Commissioner.

James served as a Regional Outreach Director for the Tennessee Lawyer's Assistance Program.

In 2016, James ran for the Tennessee House of Representatives, in part to raise awareness of issues stemming from the current drug use epidemic in and around Knox County.  Since that time, he has been working with elected officials to prepare legislation dealing with these issues.

James has twin children, Elsa and Jimmy, and is married to the love of his life, Anna.  They attend church at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville.

His Platform is a simple one- that the City Council should ensure that all areas of Knoxville see the benefit of their tax dollars, not just downtown developers.  He would encourage business by keeping our budget in-check by reducing spending.  He believes in fighting the current drug epidemic both by ensuring that law enforcement has adequate resources, and by ensuring that treatment options are available for those willing to quit.

He would use his experience with zoning ordinances to ensure that our Metropolitan Planning Commission is in a position to update our current Codes to make our commercial areas attractive for business, while keeping our neighborhoods quiet and walkable.

 

 


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