May 25 2016
07:07 am

President Obama will re-appoint Mike McWherter to a second term on the TVA Board of Directors this year. McWherter, son of the late Gov. Ned McWherter and Democratic nominee for governor in 2010, lives in Jackson in West Tennessee.

No one from Knoxville or East Tennessee now serves on the TVA board for the first time in several decades.

It is unclear if Senate Republicans will allow the nomination to be approved or hold out for the next president, which they are doing on the Supreme Court nomination to replace the late Justice Scalia. If not approved this year, McWherter would go off the board the end of this year.

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