We’re hearing that Jim King has conceded the Metro Council Presidency.
Check back for updates. Rick will have more later.
UPDATE 5:15 — The buzz today in City Hall was that Jim King would step down rather than engage in a race for Metro Council president with David Tandy. In the Dem caucus meeting, King confirmed that if the caucus chose to endorse Tandy for president, he would step aside.
In the endorsement vote, Tandy got the 11-plus votes required, enough to secure the office, and is the official endorsed candidate of the caucus, according to Tony Hyatt, the caucus spokesperson. Other elected offices won’t be decided until January. Those interested in the chair of the caucus were Judy Green and Dan Johnson. The only person who mentioned an interest in the office of vice chair today is Marianne Butler.
All of which makes for a nice birthday present for Tandy.