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County Democrats Talk of Meeting With Doggett

Updated: Feb 8

Members of the Giles County Democratic Party have discussed meeting with their counterparts in Lincoln County, possibly to find an opponent for 70th District State Rep. Clay Doggett R-Pulaski in November.

Doggett is seeking his third two-year term and has represented Giles and most of Lawrence counties his first two terms.

Due to redistricting, a plan proposed in the State House of Representatives would add part of Lincoln County to his district.

Doggett gained his first term by defeating incumbent Barry Doss, Lawrenceburg and ran unopposed for his second term,

Members of the Giles County Democratic Executive Committee also heard a suggestion from Pulaski City Councilman Hardin Franklin to invite Doggett to speak at a Democratic Party meeting to get his positions on record.

“We want to see what’s on the (party) platform. What does he stand for?” county commissioner Mike Cesarini asked.

Party Chairman Tom Gattis said he would attempt to arrange a meeting with Doggett.

In other business:

• Work continues on setting up a Communications and Marketing Committee for the local party, Gattis said.

• Qualifying papers for candidates in local, state and federal elections are available at the Giles County Election Commission Office in the basement of the Courthouse Annex starting Feb. 7, Cesarini said.

• A report was distributed prior to the meeting about the collection of goods for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, an effort organized by local Democrats.

• The Giles County Regional Planning Commission continues to deal with developing different land use regulations for the county, Cesarini said.

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