I'll Be Back
According to the Roane County News, long time state legislator Dennis Ferguson has already announced that he will seek to reclaim the 32nd district state house seat he held for nearly 20 years.
You may recall that Ferguson, who is a democrat, was defeated back in November by Lenoir City resident, Julia Hurley. Ferguson's defeat was probably the biggest political upset in the state. Hurley, a republican and new comer to politics, soundly defeated Ferguson in the election.
In the Roane County News article, Ferguson blames his defeat on the republican serge across the nation but makes no mention of Ms. Hurley or her work and effort in the election.
State representatives terms are for two years which means that Ms. Hurley will be up for reelection in 2012 and apparently, Ferguson is already gearing up to challenge her. I suspect that Ms. Hurley will be up for the challenge.