Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pick My Daughter . . .OR ELSE!

It what was little surprise, Billie Breaux's daughter, Jean was selected as Billie's replacement in her Senate seat. Jean beat CCC Ron "I hit Police Officers" Gibson in a romp.

Indiana State Senator Billie Breaux won’t be in the Indiana Senate next year. She resigned after she was elected to be Marion County auditor. However, there will still be a Senator Breaux when the legislature goes back into session next month.

On a 55-25 vote, the Marion County Democratic caucus chose Breaux’s daughter, Jean Breaux, to fill out her mother’s terms of office. She defeated City County Councilman Ron Gibson for the job.

Jean Breaux says her opponent fought a tough campaign. “I think he ran a spirited campaign, and I have to applaud him for what he accomplished in the period of time he had to work with,” she says.

Gibson admits that recent legal troubles may have played a part in his defeat. He’s facing charges following a fight during last summer’s Indiana Black Expo. Breaux says she’s looking forward to her new position, but admits will be difficult since Democrats are still in the minority in the Senate.


At 8:03 PM, Anonymous arnie said...

Not a suprise to me. She has been a hard and dedicated worker and has helped many democrat canidates. Best of luck Jean. And she had a super teacher. What a great Mom.

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Sir Hailstone said...

I was kinda hoping Ron Gibson would win the spot - if anything to get him off the CCC.

Oh well it'll be one At-Large seat to make it easier for the GOP to pick up this coming year.


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