By Scott Tibbs, January 18, 2010
I downloaded my candidate form and I am anxiously awaiting Wednesday, when the filing begins for the 2010 election. I'm not running for office this year, but I will be running for delegate to state convention. I have won twice and lost three times in delegate races, winning in 2002 and 2006 and losing in 2000, 2004 and 2008. I might have won in 2004 had I ran in my district instead of trying my hand at the one delegate spot selected county-wide in a three-way contest against Kathy Ellington and John Shean. I finished with 15% of the vote.
This is by far the toughest of the three districts to win because we have a lot of big names here. It's not unrealistic that I could slide in by claiming one of the last two or three spots, though. Todd Rokita will be forced out of office by term limits, so we will be picking our candidate to be the next secretary of state. With the excitement of the "tea parties" and the enthusiasm to oppose Barack Obama, the convention should be very exciting this year. I hope that I win.
|W||Steven R. Hogan||906|
|W||John M. Arnold||720|
|L||Suzann M. Owen||502|
|L||Scott C. Tibbs||490|
|L||Joshua Patrick Kelley||367|
|L||Christopher D. Noel||307|
|L||Nets Hawk Katz||177|
|L||Patrick K. Mcaleer||166|