Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Congrats to Bill...

The picture above is Bill's brother, mother, and Bill. (Hattip to Ron Williams, and the Flyer's JB for the pic.)

Another election day has come and gone. Odds are I excitedly told you already, but Bill Morrison won by a 2-1 margin last night. He went into the race down a few points points in the first round of voting last month. Not a bad turnaround in 4 weeks. Bill will make an incredible city councilman. He's honest, hardworking, and bright. It's nice to see a teacher in that seat instead of the typical crop of lawyers, businessmen, consultants, and Fords. A gigantic thank you to everyone who helped in that campaign. It was a great team of people to work with.

It's too bad about Brian Stephens, though. I don't work for Republicans, but he was a good guy, party-membership notwithstanding. He won the early vote, but the support of former mayor's Hackett and Morris was too much on election day. In a runoff where most of the voters remember the first time they saw Elvis live, the long-ago, old-white-guy-mayors still have some pull. Stephens has a future in local politics, and I'm sure he'll be back soon.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Statewide Progressive Blogger's Meetup

November 10, 2007 starting at 11 am

TN Democratic Party Headquarters
223 Eight Avenue N., 2nd Floor

Nashville, TN 37203 US

Guest speakers: State Rep. Gary Odom and Political Consultant Liz Rincon