Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady has confirmed Grundy County School Board member Amanda “Kasey” Anderson has submitted her resignation.
“To whom it may concern,
I wish to turn in my resignation as representative for the 1st district as a Grundy County School Board
Amanda Kasey Anderson”
Anderson has had a rocky tenure as a board member, with four arrests since taking office.
“I received the attached email from Kasey Anderson dated May 26, 2018, in which she confirmed her resignation as a School Board Member from the First District of Grundy County,” stated Brady. “Since Ms. Anderson’s resignation is not complete until accepted by the County Commission, I will submit it to the County Commission for acceptance at the next regular monthly meeting on June 25, 2018.”
Tenn. Code Ann. §5-1-104(b)(1) provides that the county legislative body shall be required to make an appointment to fill a vacancy within one hundred twenty (120) days of receiving notice of the vacancy unless during that time period there is a general election scheduled in the county and there is sufficient time for the vacancy to be placed on the ballot in accordance with this section.
Since the vacancy created by Ms. Anderson’s resignation occurred within 120 days of the August General Election and the office of School Board Member for the First District is on the ballot with candidates who have qualified to seek that office, it is not necessary for the County Commission to appoint someone to fill the vacancy in this office. Under the statute, since the vacancy occurred within 120 days the August General Election, the selection of the new School Board member is vested in the voters of the First District of Grundy County, Tennessee.
In March of this year, Anderson (35), of Pelham, was arrested on a failure to appear indictment issued by Circuit Court.
In June of 2017, Anderson was charged with charged with resisting arrest, coercion of a witness, public intoxication, indecent exposure, and false reports/statements. More on that story can be found here.
In December of 2017, Anderson was arrested for sending a text that led to a lockdown of Grundy County Schools. More on that arrest can be found here.