Democratic sheriff candidate Greg Beck said he will take a leave of absence from his job as a city court officer “at the appropriate time” after a city request that he do so.
Mr. Beck said he wants to stay on as Judge Sherry Paty’s court officer until a replacement can be trained.
Also a Hamilton County commissioner, Mr. Beck said he earlier has planned to take a leave from his job at some point to campaign full time.
City personnel manager Donna Kelley asked Mr. Beck to take a leave of absence, citing a provision in the city code that says city employees must go on leave while running for public office.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.