Two announce candidacy for local state House seats

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 4:26pm
Staff reports

Two candidates announced runs for local seats in the General Assembly on Wednesday.

Jason Powell will run for House District 53 in South Nashville, soon to be vacated by Rep. Janis Sontany, who announced her retirement last month.

Powell, a real estate broker and former teacher, announced his candidacy via Twitter and Facebook. In a release posted on his Facebook page, he said, “If elected, I hope to continue in the tradition of strong leadership demonstrated by Representative Janis Sontany.”

Harold M. Love Jr., pastor of St. Paul A.M.E., also announced his run for state House District 58, presently held by Rep. Mary Pruitt, in the Aug. 2 election. Love pointed to his father’s 24 years of service as a state representative that drew him to want to impact other’s lives in similar fashion.

“I feel I have significant fresh ideas regarding governance, utilizing the talents of many that are being ignored in our community, and tapping the full potential of the resources and skills we have at our disposal,” Love said.

Steven Turner has also announced his candidacy for District 58.

5 Comments on this post:

By: brian21285 on 3/8/12 at 7:02

Please stop all of these religious nuts from running! They all think they have "fresh ideas," but it's only to push their beliefs ideas of "what is right" onto everybody else. Harold M Love, Jr. please stay at your church where people care about what you think. You have no business making decisions for the general population!

By: govskeptic on 3/8/12 at 9:24

This will make how many times the good Reverend has run for council
mainly on his father's reputation, which was years ago, with no success?

By: Jughead on 3/8/12 at 12:22

I say we just eliminate the seat when someone retires. Pretty soon, the entire legislature will be gone and Tennessee will function better.

By: komar3 on 3/12/12 at 1:30

You Love Messages will find loads of people who could very quickly dispute that town charts produced on papers have become all but outdated in these day.

By: patriott21 on 5/4/12 at 7:42

I really like this article. They all imagine they have "new ideas," but it's just to thrust their viewpoint ideas of " funny messages" onto one and all in addition.