Tinker Wants To Be Your Congresswoman
I attended the opening of Nikki Tinker's Campaign Office, which is located at 4230 Elvis Presley Blvd. The event was well attended and showed a lot of excitement and energy.
Nikki Tinker is running for the Ninth Congressional District presently held by Steve Cohen. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama, where she was the first African-American elected president of the law school's student body. She earned her Master's Degree at Auburn University. After working in private practice in Birmingham, Memphis, and Washington, D.C., she became the General Counsel and Vice President of Labor Relations for Northwest Airlink/Pinnacle Airlines. She has been actively involved in community affairs and politics for years, and has served as campaign manager for, among others, Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. during his last two election cycles. She was a 2004 Delegate to the Democratic National Convention and is a former intern on Capitol Hill. She holds licenses to practice law in the district of Columbia, Tennessee, and Alabama. She has also been sworn in and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
For more information, visit www.TinkerForCongress.com
This will basically be a two person race between sitting Congressman Steve Cohen and Ms. Tinker. Both are well respected. In 2006, Tinker came in second to Cohen with many believing she might have won if there were not so many other African Americans in the race. With these two going head to head it will be a question of: Do you think Steve Cohen has served District Nine in a manner that deserves another term or will this election confirm Cohen won only due to the splitting of the District Nine community?
Tell me what you think. Does Steve Cohen deserve another term? Is Nikki Tinker up to the job? Will race play a factor in this election?