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Some good news…hope it starts a trend…

May 27, 2011

It seems bashing teachers and tenure is not all that it is cracked up to be for some.  Enter Alabama state Representative Daniel Bowman, this gentleman just switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat.  The reason you ask: Well, it seems he didn’t like teachers losing tenure and how they could be fired. I hope this starts a trend!

From the story:

State Rep. Daniel Boman, who represents part of Tuscaloosa County, switched to the Democratic party today.

Boman, a 36-year-old lawyer from Sulligent, said Wednesday’s vote on a bill to change the state’s tenure and fair dismissal laws for educators convinced him he was in the wrong party.

Boman, elected as a Republican last November, voted against the tenure and fair dismissal bill that Democrats said removes much of the due process for teachers facing discipline or firing.

His district includes Fayette and Lamar counties and a slice of northwest Tuscaloosa County.

Boman’s switch changes the dynamics of the Tuscaloosa County legislative delegation. The delegation, previously 4-3 Republican, now becomes 4-3 Democrat.

The switch reduces the number of elected Republicans in the House from 66 to 65 and increases the number of Democrats from 39 to 40.

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