Friday, May 05, 2006

Shelby County Primary Election

Well there was not a lot to celebrate in the Shelby County Democratic Primary, especially given the very low (9%) turnout. I was disappointed that Rep. Henri Brooks beat progressive candidate Reginal Fentress for the Dist. 2 County Commission seat. You may recall that Rep. Brooks told gay activists that gays were not a significant community for her to be concerned with and that she represented black churches in her district. She does not represent the Democratic Party or her district very well.

The good news is that Steve Mulroy beat Gibson for the Dist. 5 Commission seat, and will likely win the general election.

Now we have to try to get a real (progressive) Democratic candidate for the Dist. 9 House seat vacated by Ford Jr., who will sadly be the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

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