Yeah, that's my house district. Time for a little local noodling.
Driving back from lunch today, I noticed that Steve Schultz signs had popped up in my neighborhood like mushrooms after a rain storm.
I will admit that I havent' followed this race very closely. Until now.
Schultz is a Republican running against Democrat Kevin Levitas.
The yard sign poppage makes sense as Schultz is a local boy in Embry Hills. Generally, the 82nd is a Democrat district but it did narrowly elect Republican Paul Jennings in 2004. I also remember quite a few Paul Jennings signs in my neighborhood. An interesting corollary is my area heavily supported Hank Johnson against Cynthia McKinney.
I think it's time to do a little more digging here. I think I will fire off a couple of emails to the candidates about one of my favorite pet topics to get the ball rolling. Also, all you Dekalb Dems and Reps out there feel free to drop an opinion.
UPDATE: Ahhhh, nothing like a little local poltics to inflame the passions. Already got an anonymous tip that Schultz had some not so nice dealings as a Republican consultant. Something about a previous house race and rumors regarding the Democrat candidate. More later.