number two dem in the state house is stepping down

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State House Majority Leader Kim McMillan will not run for re-election this year, the Clarksville Democrat told The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper.

This is good news that Rep. McMillan is stepping down.  No, not because she’s a Democrat, but because she is one of those legislators who does not see her conflicts of interest as a problem.

I’ve heard rumors of at least two other incumbents stepping down because their day jobs and their legislative assignments put them into a conflict of interest given the newest ethics rules (one from each party).  Of course, they could just ignore ethics laws like other people seem to have done.

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3 Responses to “number two dem in the state house is stepping down”

  1. Bill Hobbs Says:

    The House will be improved by her leaving.

  2. JB Says:

    Word in Clarksville is that she’s taking a position within the Bredesen administration. District 67 is a seat Republicans can pick up. It’s a district where President Bush got over 60% and Clarksville is a conservative military community. I think McMillan probably could have been defeated if the right candidate would run, but she’s so entrenched that no one was willing to take her on.

  3. jay Says:

    I wish the GOP would go after Randy Rinks. He represents a district that has voted for John Wilders two GOP opponents and its an overall pretty conservative area. But no one ever challenges him for some reason. Its odd.