Tuesday, August 29, 2006

We have to do WHAT?

Well, not me, but the SCDP Executive Committee is now tasked with the role of selecting a new Democratic Nominee for State Senate District 33 in the wake of Kathryn Bowers' resignation, effective Friday.

As this is a massively Democratic district, the nominee will probably wind up being the new Senator.

For those of you who have been around a while, this happened in 1982 when the ExecCom had to select a candidate to replace Jim White in District 30, when he stepped down to take a judgeship. That led to an epic meeting, where Steve Cohen was selected over Dan Norwood; the rest. as they say, is history.

This has to happen prior to September 28, per Sen. Jim Kyle. So, who gets picked?

There will no doubt be plenty of people jockeying for a position that was held by only three people from 1971-2005: Gabriel Talarico, Ed Davis, and Roscoe Dixon. Now, since Dixon's resignation to work for Mayor Wharton, Sidney Chism's interim term, and Bowers' brief term, the new Senator will be the fourth in two years.

I believe that not all of the ExecCom will vote on this; only those who represent House districts that overlap precincts with Senate 33 will have that opportunity. (If I am wrong, please email me and I will correct this!) Then, the lobbying begins in earnest for a job that barely pays a living wage, even with per diem.

Happy hand grenades, ExecCommers!


Brassmask said...

If I had a vote, I'd vote for me or Jim Maynard.

polar donkey said...

Hey LWC,
I was looking at the maps and it seems 33 overlaps House Districts 91, 87, 84, 85, and 94.

Space Ninja said...

Who will be the top contender?

LeftWingCracker said...

First, PD, 94 is in Fayette County, so I think it's 90 that drops in there.

Space Ninja, I hope they take a look at Steve Webster, I thought he ran a good campaign. As for the rest, any of the sitting House members with overlap (Towns, Turner, Rowe) might be considered.

Space Ninja said...

Is it true that sitting representatives CANNOT be appointed to the seat?

LeftWingCracker said...

I am not sure whether that is true or not...