Kim McMillan Makes First Move in 2010 Governor's Race 

The first hat has been thrown into the ring in the 2010 Tennessee governor's race, and it belongs to former state Rep. and House Majority Leader Kim McMillan of Clarksville. A spokesman for McMillan said Saturday that McMillan had filed papers to form an exploratory committee for the race.

First elected to the Tennessee House in 1994, Democrat McMillan served twelve years there, the last four as majority leader. A lawyer, she was the first woman in state history to hold that office. She then took a position as senior adviser to Governor Phil Bredesen , resigning last year to become director of community and business relations for Austin Peay State University in her home town of Clarksville

Other names mentioned prominently as likely gubernatorial candidates are those of former U.S. Senator Bill Frist and state Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey on the Republican side, and, among Democrats, former 9th District congressman Harold Ford Jr., former Nashville mayor Bill Purcell, and 4th District congressman Lincoln Davis.

--Jackson Baker

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Meatless Monday

      No sausages got made in this week’s Shelby County Commission meeting.
    • Partisanship vs. Solidarity?

      County Commission wrestles with interim House appointment and the school-voucher issue.

Blogs

News Blog

Gannett Unveils Plan for The Commercial Appeal

Music Blog

Bruce Sudano at Minglewood and Stax

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (March 30-April 5)

Beyond the Arc

Notes on “Grit and Grind: Burned in a Pale Fire”

Tiger Blue

Tubby Smith: "Learning Experience"

News Blog

City Wants Input on Road Projects, Bike Lanes

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

  • The Buddy System

    Harris and Kelsey hope to effect a good public outcome on the TVA/aquifer issue.
    • Feb 2, 2017
  • Filling the Space

    For all the in-fighting, we’re all looking for the same thing, and sometimes we can realize it.
    • Jul 14, 2016
  • Jill Stein in Memphis

    An impressive turnout for Green Party presidential nominee at Amurica.
    • Oct 6, 2016
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation