Friday, July 17, 2009

Saxman timeline

Delegate Chris Saxman's decision to end his re-election bid came as a shock. Here's a quick take of what he's been up to the last week.
Friday, July 10 - hosts meeting with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling. YankeePhil takes lots of pictures.
Tuesday, July 14 - has interview with Chris Graham of Augusta Free Press. Talks about school choice but not re-election. Decision to end run has been made but not released yet.
Thursday, July 16 - Harrisonburg Daily News Record gets the story. Saxman confirms in a phone interview. Unless they are in the habit of cold calling politicians to see if they'll quit, then someone tipped the DNR about what was going on.
Friday, July 17 - Press conference to announce decision.
Saturday, July 18 - Planned meeting to select ballot replacement.

2 comments:

Chris Graham said...

One more thing to add to the timeline. I don't remember the exact date, but Dickie Bell stepped down as the girls' basketball coach at Riverheads this spring. No reason was given for the move at the time, and I remember talking with friends in the local sports media, and our mutual feeling was that the move didn't make any sense.

Now maybe it does.

Phil said...

Thanx for linkage.