Meg Nichols, a Monroe County doctor who lost to Cecil Staton for the State Senate last year in the Republican primary, is rumored to be considering a challenge to Robert Ray in House District 136. Ray, a Democrat, won re-election in an overwhelmingly Republican district and was rumored to not be running again.
Sources tell Peach Pundit that Robert Ray will run for re-election again in 2006. Though the district is heavily Republican, Ray is extremely popular and would be the favorite for 2006. Sources also tell us that should Ray decline to run, several Bibb, Houston, and Crawford county leaders are encouraging Republican Jay Walker of Houston County to run for the seat.