Niceley to Run for State Senate Seat

State Rep. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains said today he will seek the Republican nomination as successor to Sen. Mike Faulk of Church Hill.
“After 12 years in the House, I would like to serve in the Senate. Maybe I can do more for the district,” said Niceley.
Faulk announced last week that he will not seek reelection to the Senate District 8 seat, which covers Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson and Union counties.
Niceley ran for the same seat in 1992, winning the Republican nomination over former state Rep. Bruce Hurley but losing in the general election to Democrat Danny Wallace by about 700 votes out of 40,000 cast..
That was the year of “the Clinton landslide,” when Bill Clinton and Tennessee Sen. Al Gore carried the state in the presidential election, Niceley said.
“I don’t expect a landslide this year for the Democrats,” he said.

4 thoughts on “Niceley to Run for State Senate Seat

  1. Barbara Campbell

    With Rep.Niceley and Mrs.Jackson competing from neighboring counties,it should be a “cakewalk”for Commissioner Jeff Brantley of Union County.He will most likely carry four of the six counties.Republican Chairman Billy Keck says his tables include a former Governor and two mayors at the Lincoln Day Dinner this Saturday night.

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