Councilman mulls run for House seat

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:18pm

Metro Councilman Duane Dominy confirmed Wednesday he is considering a run for the District 59 state House of Representatives seat in 2010.

Dominy represents parts of Antioch and southeast Davidson County in his role as District 28 Council representative. He said he first was asked to run as a Republican for state House in 2007 after he won his Council race.

“We’re discussing that with folks right now,” Dominy said. “I have two concerns. One is ensuring that my Council district is taken care of and that my family understands what would be involved if I did this.”

The incumbent is Rep. Sherry Jones, who has held the seat for seven terms. Jones ran unopposed in 2008, and confirmed she would seek re-election next year.

Dominy has carved a reputation as a right-leaning Council member. He opposes Metro opting out of the new state law allowing guns in parks.

Additionally, Dominy opposes a new nondiscrimination ordinance being considered by Council, which would protect sexual orientation and gender identity.

Dominy said District 59 is conservative, despite the fact voters have elected Jones to office since the 1990s.

“We had some folks run some numbers on the voters patterns of the district, and the patterns indicate the district is conservative, although Democrat,” Dominy said.


2 Comments on this post:

By: joekirkpatrick on 7/23/09 at 9:42

Joe Kirkpatrick for Governor • 2010

It will be a pleasure to work with Councilman Dominy beginning in January 2011. His district, like most in Tennessee, seems ready to heed a more constitutionally-correct direction in their governance.

Duane Dominy possesses the common sense needed to ensure that the GOP's role as majority party is more than just a statistic in our next legislative session.

By: pswindle on 7/23/09 at 11:15

Run Sherry run. What we do not need is another John Harris in the senate. TN still has some sane people and we are not all right-leaning.