Candidate for State Representative Dist. 89 Shelley Breeding
Broadcast Date: April 15, 2012
Knox County is getting a new state representative because of redistricting. District 89 sits in the northwest part of the county and includes the Hardin Valley and Karns areas.
Four Republicans and one Democrat are running for the seat. The problem for the Democrat, however, is state and county election officials think she might not be a Knox County resident and is thus ineligible to run.
That candidate, Shelley Breeding, is Gene Patterson's guest in the first segment.
Then joining the pundits panel this week are Craig Griffith, former deputy to former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe; Cortney Piper, of Piper Communications; and former Knoxville City Council member Marilyn Roddy.
Among the topics discussed is Gov. Bill Haslam's decision to let a so-called evolution law take effect without his signature and a bill still working its way through the legislature that would require drug testing for welfare recipients.