My usually reliable source is right again. We tried to run this down for publication this week, but the tip that the candidate was a state Foresty employee wasn't quite right. She's actually an employee of the timber lobby. (No wonder the business community is excited.)
But that may be unfair.
Anna Swaim, who lives in the Broadmoor neighborhood, has announced as a candidate for the Little Rock School Board against Michael Daugherty, who's been a member of the four-member group that has shifted directions dramatically in the School District since the last election.
My tipster indicated earlier that she was African-American. I don't know if that's so. I've asked. She's not. Unavoidably, race is an issue in this race. She has a sparkling resume, both in personal education and participation in school affairs (she's recently been president of the Rockefeller PTA). Her brief announcement said:Anna Swaim for School Board
Speaking of candidates: I'd vowed not to mention it, but, uh oh, there's at least one other potential candidate in this race. That would be Drew Pritt. He says he'll file tomorrow. He could complicate the Chamber of Commerce's calculus on this issue. But probably not.