Friday, March 09, 2012
Calling Senator Nicely
Senator Mike Faulk has decided to retire from the state senate at the end of the year siting his desire to care for an aging mother and spend more time at his one person law firm. The legislature can be a tough place to do either one of those things in your off time much less both of them (We are in Nashville Monday through Thursday). Best of luck goes out to him and his family. I am sure many will welcome his sharp mind and warm smile back in Jefferson County as we in Nashville will lament our loss.
That opens up his strongly Republican, mostly rural senate seat for the next election. The districts (just East of Knoxville) top candidate has to be Representative Frank Nicely.
A farmer and land owner by trade Frank has roots that go back generations in the area. His folksy witticism and style (I call it "country cool") mixed with his political experience would be tough to beat in about any race much less the one for the new district.