Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Not Very Niceley

Representative Frank Niceley may be drawn out of Knox County altogether, and may split Jefferson County with Rep. Jeremy Faison:

At that time, we said that Rep. Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) would either pick up more of East Knox County or would get part of Sevier County instead. In the comments of that article, Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) remarked that "we pretty much know (meaning that people on the Hill in Nashville were already aware) that Frank will not have any of Knox County." Two months later, that reality finally shows up in the pages of the News Sentinel. Further, Campfield commented that Knox County will likely add "at least half a House seat," and sure enough Knox County will get a brand new Tennessee House district with no incumbent as part of the new arrangement. It will be exciting to see where this district will be located who might run for this new open seat.

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