With the Republican convention last Saturday, we now have the candidates for the 100th House district.
Willie Randall is the Democratic nominee, having won it in a firehouse primary a week ago. Randall is a retired military officer and served on the Northampton County Board of Supervisors. His Facebook page is here.
Winning the Republican nomination in a
convention mass meeting last Saturday was Robert Bloxom, Jr. If the name sounds familiar, it is because his father represented the district before Lynwood Lewis. (This post has the numbers from the convention.) I’ll update this post with a link to his website/FB page once I can find it. His Facebook page is here.
Much has been made of the fact that Bloxom sat out the 6th Senate race, failing to endorse Coleman. Bloxom is related by marriage to Lewis, who won that contest. Will Lewis endorse Bloxom? Um, no.
Bloxom was a private citizen when he made his choice. Lewis, on the other hand, is an elected Democrat. Regardless of his relationship with Bloxom, there simply is no way for Lewis to endorse him. If he did so, Lewis would be removed from the party – and that would be one heck of a choice by a guy who just got elected. No doubt Bloxom knows this – and if he doesn’t, well, welcome to the big leagues.
The special election will be held on February 25. All voters in the 100th are eligible.
Update 2:44pm same day to reflect that the nomination was obtained in a mass meeting, rather than a convention. Thanks to Pam for the correction.
Update 2/12/14 to include link to Bloxom’s Facebook page.