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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

OH Sen-28: Sawyer (D) Gets the Appointment

Redhorse at Psychobilly Democrat breaks the story -- former Congressman and current Ohio Board of Education member Tom Sawyer (D-Akron) will be appointed to replace State Sen. Kimberly Zurz (D-Green).

Sawyer is smart and knowledgeable (especially on education issues) and has the name recognition to retain the seat in the next election cycle. His Congressional primary campaign last May never seemed to catch fire, but I think he will run a good enough campaign to win re-election. The Democratic delegation in the Ohio Senate can use his experience and perspective.

I liked him being on the state education panel, but presumably the Governor can come up with a good replacement.

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At February 13, 2007 3:49 PM , Earl said...

This is a "win-win-win" situation: When he ran for State school board, it brought invaluable attention to the race and prevented the Medieval Theocracy wing of the GOP from cramming "creationism" down our throats. He will do a great job in the Senate and the Governor will appoint a good replacement to the school board. And I'm positive he will be able to hold the Senate seat.

After so many years of GOPer domination, it's about time that things got turned around.

Bookmark this article and the next time that somebody tries to tell ya that "the two big parties are the same" point them here.

At February 13, 2007 9:31 PM , Anonymous said...

Tom will do an excellent job. He's over-qualified, even. He'll bring some much needed gravitas and leadership to the Dem caucus.

I've admired him since his days in Congress and wish he were still there, no offense to our current Dems in Congress.


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