Tuesday, October 23, 2007

City employees in TN may NOT run

County employees are NOT prevented from serving on county commissions but apparently city employees  may not run for elective office in the city where they work. The Metro Nashville Charter prohibits employees of Metro Govt from serving on Metro Council.


CLINTON - A longtime Clinton schoolteacher's name has been removed from the ballot for the city's upcoming City Council election because she's considered a city employee.

Cindy Stiner Boshears, running for a Ward 1 seat, received confirmation Monday from the state Election Commission office that she would not be able to run.

Boshears has been a schoolteacher for 22 years at Clinton Elementary School, one of three elementary schools within the city's school district.

Election laws state that employees of city government can't run for elected office in the city where they work.