Thursday, October 26, 2017
Matt Owen is the Lone Candidate
Jeffersonville City Councilman Scott Hawkins
not Seeking District 71 Seat
The SI Open Minded has confirmed that Councilman Hawkins will not be seeking House Seat 71 formally held by Democrat Steve Stemler. This leaves Councilman Matt Owen unchallenged in the May 2018 Primary and poised to win the seat in the November 2018 General Election.
This news has to be a relief to the local party leaders as Hawkins is well liked. With Hawkins being a long time teacher at Jeffersonville High School, he would surely have had lots of support from former students and parents setting up a potentially contentious primary. Not only that, should a strong democrat materialize out of nowhere, an internal and potentially negative primary would do nothing but give democrats ammo to against the winner of that contest for a November showdown.
...But I digress...
None of what I said in the previous paragraph matters now! My bet is there is no one else from the Republicans to announce with the support that has been put behind Owen.
Now we wait:
WHO is the Democrat Hero to resurrect the failing local Democratic party that will come forward?
Your Future State Representative for District 71?
Councilman Matt Owen
Current odds of success: 100%
Here's my Top 10 List in order of strength titled:
"Who can win the seat based on the strength of the local Democrat Party today"
1. No one
2. No one
3. No one
4. No one
5. No one
6. No one
9. Never mind, no one
10. But I've been wrong 1 time before
What's your thoughts?
Do you have the scoop?
Put your comments below.