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New Metro Councilcritter Just Selected

June 30th, 2010 by jake · 6 Comments

The new Metro Councilcritter? Just named.

Dr. Deonte Jamar Hollowell.

Compromise candidate. (The deal was long in not to select Ken Herndon – told ya so.)

That result came after a million separate votes.

Important note: Jim King supported Herndon prior to the consensus/compromise candidate.

UPDATE: Click here for Phillip Bailey’s story on tonight’s shenanigans.

Tags: Metro Council

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bruce Maples // Jun 30, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Disappointed for Ken Herndon — hoped he would get the nod.

  • 2 Rico // Jun 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I see him as a Leonard Watkins type compromise choice, he can fill the seat for a few months then let the voters decide in November.

  • 3 jake // Jun 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    The voters don’t decide.

  • 4 jake // Jun 30, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    (Well, they’ll decide – but they don’t get the pick the party nominees)

  • 5 James R. // Jul 1, 2010 at 8:14 am

    There is only one reason Ken Herndon was not picked and it is a very sad reason. Obviously the people of the district know him and support him since he damn near beat Unseld.
    Hope he runs in the fall.

  • 6 jake // Jul 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

    It wasn’t because he’s gay. Numerous fairness advocates voted against him – included Fairness Campaign/C-FAIR-endorsed David Tandy.

    He doesn’t get to “run” in the fall. The local Democratic Party selects the Party nominee and the legislative district chairs don’t appear to be Herndon fans.