The 2010 Treasurer’s race has begun to take shape in recent days. Republican Terry Dunn is in. Democrat Jeremy Sherer is in. (Did you see his announcement video?) Republican Jeremy Oden is out. Democrat Stephen Black is out.
State Rep. Barry Mask (R – Wetumpka) has told me that he is considering running for Treasurer (and is also considering a run for state Senate). He told me that he expects to decide by Labor Day. Stephen Evans, a retirement plan advisor from Dothan, is looking at getting in on the Republican side. The grapevine also says that Young Boozer in the Governor’s Finance office is considering a run on the Republican side.
Democrat Ron Sparks assured me emphatically some weeks ago that he is in the governor’s race for the long haul, but speculation has not died (probably to his frustration) that he may ultimately land in this race.
That looming shadow over the race? It’s the PACT debacle. No doubt all candidates would like to see the legislature fix that in the next session before the campaign heats up.