About The 20th Senate District
I know it seems like I have an obsession with Jimmy Stewart, and that’s because I kind of do. I live in his district, and I try to keep my ear a little closer to the ground when it comes to developments relating to it. Not to mention that Sen. Stewart really got on my nerves back in the ‘08 election.
Anyway, there’s a lot of talk going on after Stewart voted for S.B. 5 yesterday, and I wanted to throw in my two cents.
To begin with, the word that got to some of the teachers at the last minute was that Jimmy Stewart had planned to abstain on S.B. 5. I haven’t tracked down the source of this information, so it’s possible it was just a wild rumor. If it wasn’t, however, that implies one of two things:
- Stewart or his staff tried to purposely mislead people.
- Or the more interesting possibility, someone else switched their vote at the last minute.
And now on to the second matter, next years 20th District Senate election.
I’ve had my eye on one person to make a run against Stewart (and even to run against Joy Padgett at one point) for a while now, and Modern nailed it: Jennifer Garrison.
There’s just one major catch, I’m not sure she plans to reenter politics after her run for Secretary of State.
The last time I saw Garrison, at a Democratic dinner late last summer, I actually asked her about making a run against Jimmy Stewart. I didn’t sense much enthusiasm.
But I’ll say this, I really hope she does run. To my neighbors and I she’s not the woman that wrote some stupid letter to the editor, she’s the woman who saved our school district.