CA's Fontenay Going to Nashville as Aide to Constitutional Officers

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Blake Fontenay, who for the last several years has served as an editorial writer and subsequently a business writer for The Commercial Appeal, has accepted a position as assistant in Nashville to newly appointed state constitutional officers Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Treasurer David Lillard, and Comptroller Justin Wilson.

Fontenay had been scheduled as of next week to provide the CA's coverage of the Shelby County Commission, succeeding Alex Doniach, who will pursue other duties at the paper.

Memphis' loss will be Nashville's gain in yet another sense. Fontenay was the chief writer and director of the annual Gridiron Shows, which entertained (and scathed) politicians while raising money for journalism scholarships.

--Jackson Baker

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