Tindell Bowing Out of the House? (and Roddy running?)

From Georgiana Vines:
Democrat state Rep. Harry Tindell will not seek re-election in a redrawn 13th House District, supporters say, and Republican Marilyn Roddy, a former Knoxville City Council member who lost a state Senate race last year, may run for the new seat.
Under a redistricting plan presented by the Republican majority in the state Legislature last week, Tindell’s 13th District expands from the inner-city south to take in Sequoyah Hills and others areas in the 17th District now held by Rep. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains. Roddy lives in Sequoyah Hills.
Tindell said Friday since the Democratic caucus had suggested changes and the Legislature had not yet approved the plans, he had not made a decision about whether to run. (Note: After approval of the plan, Tindell said he’ll announce a decision no later than Thursday.)
“I want feedback from people in Knoxville who help me or who don’t help me. I will make a thoughtful decision. I do every two years anyway,” he said.
Roddy said Saturday she had “not sat down and considered it yet. I don’t have a statement yet.”
She attended the 2012 Regional Legislative Agenda put on by the Knoxville Chamber and two other chambers on Friday.

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