Friday, April 23, 2010

Is Floyd L.Griffin Planning a Political Comeback? Will Darrell Black run again in 2010?

There are rumblings up in Baldwin County for former State Senator & Mayor of Milledgeville Floyd Griffin (D-Milledgeville) to run for his old State Senate seat against Johnny Grant (R-Milledgeville) in this fall'a elections.

Griffin defeated incumbent state Sen. Wilbur Baugh in 1994 to become the first Black politician elected from a rural, White majority district in Georgia since Reconstruction. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

A Vietnam War Veteran, where he was a helicopter pilot,instructor pilot, aviation platoon leader and commander of a construction engineering company. After combat service he commanded an engineer battalion under General Norman Schwarzkopf, then served on the Army Staff at the Pentagon and was later promoted to the rank of colonel. Floyd Griffin has also worked as an educator. At Wake Forest University he served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science. He was the director of ROTC at Winston-Salem State University, where he coached the football team's backfield as they won two conservative college championships.

He served almosy 25 years in the U.S. Army before retiring & he flirted with a run for GDOT Board against Raybon Anderson back in 2008.

And keep an eye on small business owner Darrell Black (D-Milledgeville),
who is a owner of Flooring America Milledgeville who ran for HD 141 seat that was won by Rusty Kidd (I-Milledgeville) as a possible candidate for SD 25. If Griffin doesn't run for the SD25, look for Black as a possibility for that seat, as well as HD 141, where Rusty Kidd, who has already announced he's running for re-election has got to get the signatures needed to run again as a Indepedent.

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