Friday, September 27, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-09-27 19:02:16)

NEWPORT—Janice Butler, Cocke County Clerk announced Friday that she will not seek another term as Cocke County Clerk. 

“I’m making this announcement now so anyone who wants to seek this office can start planning,” said Butler in her announcement.

“Making the decision to leave was very difficult but now that I have, I feel a sense of peace and am so excited to retire and go into another exciting phase of my life. I love County government and I will stay involved in it in some way. No one influenced my decision to retire. I just decided it’s time to go home and enjoy the benefits of my years of hard work for Cocke County.”
"It's with regrets—I hate to see her leave," said Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore, upon learning of Butler's decision. "She has been a public servant for many years and has done an excellent job. But, with time, things get turned over to new people.
"I wish her the very best and look forward to working with whomever is elected to replace her."

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