Will Howard Gentry be taking over the Davidson County Criminal Court clerk position soon to be vacated by David Torrence? Or Michael Craddock? Some as-yet undeclared contender? In the CP, Joey Garrison says the smart money's on Gentry at the moment, and the former vice mayor told Garrison he's more than willing once Torrence's official resignation kicks in July 16:
“I’m interested in the position because it provides another opportunity to serve the public at the highest level,” Gentry said.
“I have a background with the Criminal Court area,” Gentry said. “I’ve worked as a court officer and law clerk. I’m very familiar with the system. I’m familiar with judges and the legal system, and the different courts in the legal system. I’ve had both governmental and business experience, and nonprofit experience. I just feel this is a unique opportunity.”
Garrison reports that once Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors gives notice of Torrence's vacancy at the council’s July 19 meeting, citizens will have seven days to submit nominees for the position.