Howard Gentry files to run for criminal court clerk

Monday, December 5, 2011 at 4:14pm
Staff reports

Howard Gentry has filed paperwork to run for criminal court clerk, his campagin announced Monday.

Gentry was appointed to the clerk's position in August by a special election of the Metro Council after David Torrance resigned in disgrace. TV reports found that Torrance was only working three days a week.

Gentry was an at-large member of the council from 1999-2002 and served as vice mayor from 2002-2007.

“It’s an honor to serve the citizens of Davidson County and our criminal court system,” Gentry said. “I ask voters for the privilege of allowing me to continue that service working alongside office staff, attorneys and judges."

The campaign also announced that Gentry has raised more than $50,000 for the campaign.

The Democratic primary will be held March 6, 2012. 

5 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 12/6/11 at 1:11

Unless he does something about Torrence's "little boys", that got hired without following procedure, he will not get my vote.

By: govskeptic on 12/6/11 at 9:31

bfra: Let's make that at least two of us!

By: T-BONE on 12/6/11 at 1:57

How many of the TORRENCE CLAN of worthless "brown nosers" are still "working" (lol) there?

By: rbull on 12/6/11 at 2:53

Lets no worry as Mr. Gentry will clean house of the Torrence Clan once he is elected for a full term. He is currently still learning the ropes of the Office and they will be on the road after the election.

By: bfra on 12/6/11 at 5:34

rbull - Gentry has full authority now, he should have already cleaned house of the Torrence boys & the brownnosers.