11.07.2006

Local Election Results

Are here on the Messenger's site. Write this down: Since Wise County runs about 15 years behind the times politically, JP Mark Autry has pulled off the amazing feat of winning as a Democrat. As more and more newcomers move into the county who do not know who they are voting for, that may be the last contested Democratic win we will ever see in the foreseeable future. And I like Mark, I just think it's crazy to run as a Democrat in this crazy county. Incumbent JP Kay Swaim lost for one reason: She ran as a Democrat.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

It must suck to be a liberal.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, especially in this f*cked up county. Too many uninformed voters.

Anonymous said...

Oh it pains me so to agree with you 8:22 because I am so conservative but dang it Perry is a crook !!!! And I do so hate seeing him line his pockets with my money...crap

Anonymous said...

WEll, congratulations goes out to the idiots in pct. 2 for kicking in the teeth of one of the best Justices of the Peace this county has had the priviledge to have had. You'll (we'll) miss Kay. She served you well.

Anonymous said...

And watch the commissioners suddenly find money to add extra help to help with the ticket load in pct. 2. Couldn't help Swaim, but you can help Johnson? Seriously, fuck you corpulent assholes with a broken plunger handle.

Anonymous said...

10:13...I agree. So sad.

SPEEDER said...

Kay was good to me when I had a speeding ticket I "forgot" to pay. She would say O.K. just stop by and pay it we won't kill you. Her assistant was an angle also .

Collectionsite said...

Barry I can not agree with you more. It is very hard for Democrats to win in Wise County. You would have never guessed there are that many rich people around?

But it is great to see Mark Autry stand by his convictions and win. And it was a SHAME that Kay Swaim lost. It really does make you wonder about the common sense of the people of Wise County ... But .. They have spoken.

Congratulations and Cheers to ALL the Candidates that ran whether they lost or won.

The Democratic process is what makes America GREAT :)

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't have mattered what political party Mark Autry was part of. The best man won and the voters knew it. As for Kay Swaim.... when you can't keep your office in order.... that says alot.

Anonymous said...

6:22 Kay Swaim works 12 to 14 hour days and on Saturday because Kevin Burns said she didn't need any help and refused to budget help. Kay Swaim will be o.k. but what will happen in the JP office? I'm sure Terri will show up there today and try to take over. That woman shows NO respect!

Mark Autry proved that an incumbent can win as a Democrat in Wise County! Cristy Fuqua and Jan Morrow were unopposed.

Barry, I guess you think the local Democratic Party should just go away because it is hopeless here in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Maybe, just maybe they voted for the person not because they were a dem or a rep, maybe? You liberal's would never understand that.

Anonymous said...

In reference to Mark Autry. Being Democrat or Republican has no meaning as a local JP.

It's about serving the public in his preceint effectively and justly as the law prescribes.

Anonymous said...

These party designations are meaningless in these county races. However, to be elected in Wise Co one must have an R after his name. Most of these candidates couldn't describe their political philosophy or how it affects their job.

Anonymous said...

6:59 - so true. Mark Autry did prove that a Democrat can win in Wise County. He didn't turn tail like Lemon and Canova just to keep his job. Democrats supported these two women with their votes, money and support. They will have to live with being disloyal to the original party that put them in office.

And Kay Swaim did a great job in her office. I wish her well. She had the integrity to stay a Democrat, though it cost her the loss of her job.

Loyalty is still a very admirable trait.

Anonymous said...

9:37 You said, "Loyalty is still a very admirable trait." That is very true, but since party affiliation is loosing to voting for the individuall, and since Wise County is strongly Republican, stupidity is unnecessary.

Anonymous said...

8:04 What sucks is having liberals in the Democratic party! Not all Democrats are to the left. Last night the conservative Democrats, Blue Dogs, won the house back for the Democratic Party.

Joe won defeating Ned Lamont, a Liberal, sending a message to the left wing bloggers that Liberals can't win.

Anonymous said...

Wow 6:22, Kay Swaim works 12 to 14 hour days and on Saturdays and still couldn't get her office together. WOW, that office must have been in really bad shape.

Anonymous said...

1:13 Well, I guess your friend will just have to fix everything, hang new pictures and fire half the employees.

And the Commissioners will admend the budget to give the new JP all the help she needs.

Politics as usual!

Anonymous said...

1:42 I don't even know the new person.

Anonymous said...

For all of the haters out there, Judge Swaim was truly a great Judge. Wise County will miss her knowledge and effort that she put into her office. We will miss you Judge Swaim.

Anonymous said...

Well at least Precinct Four can applaud. Got Poyner back in there.

Just a tiny improvement over what WAS in there.

Wonder if Poyner can wear Archer's black robe?

Here come de party switchin' judge!

Anonymous said...

If Kay Swaim lost because she ran as a Demo wouldn't it follow that Mark Autry would have lost too.

You don't know that one way or another.

Does anyone really think that they can't vote for a JP because he/she is a member of a certain party? I am confident that a person of either party can recognize a dead body when they see one and handle traffic tickets.

Anonymous said...

LOL 2:19

Anonymous said...

Come on, 2:19 - for some, it's just about that little taste of power. Like - name in paper, photo in paper, that kind of stuff.

Power - such a corrupt little word still.

Anonymous said...

anon at 11:16am.........sour grapes?

Anonymous said...

anon 4:12
They just cannot accept that the liberals spanked them. Sooo lets call them something else. I am a conservative Democrat but if I run for office these same people will call me a damn liberal. I guess until I win, then I am a conservative Democrat again.LOL all the way to the House and maybe the Senate.