As Knoxville's 6th District State Senator Jamie Woodson (R) steps down at the close of this legislative session, speculation will begin to churn about her replacement:
The stalling of the wine bill wasn't the biggest news on the Hill today, however. Knoxville Republican State Senator Jamie Woodson announced today that she will resign the Tennessee Senate at the end of the current session or on July 1, 2011, whichever should come first. Woodson, who is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate, has been offered the presidency of the Tennessee State Collaborative On Reforming Education (SCORE) by former U.S. Senator Bill Frist. The announcement came as something of a surprise, since Woodson hadn't given any public indication that she was ready to leave the Senate and that body's second most powerful post.
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