|Published: 7:02 PM, 09/27/2013
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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