Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey is expected to join newly-elected Gov. Bill Haslam in Nashville and will make the announcement Friday morning according to sources familiar with the situation.
Ramsey, 67, will become deputy governor in the new administration, sources said.
Ramsey did not return calls seeking comment tonight.
Ramsey has served as county mayor since 1994 and has held a number of other elected posts including:
State representative, 1972-76; delegate to the 1977 State of Tennessee Limited Constitutional convention; Hamilton County board of commissioners, 1978-80; Hamilton County assessor of property, 1980-94.
Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...