Monday, November 12, 2007
GOP Taps Cockrum For Council President
Those hoping for a fresh face from the GOP to serve as the City-County Council President may be disappointed in the GOP's choice. Robert Cockrum, a retired GM employee and 12-year veteran of the council has been chosen by the GOP caucus to be the next council president. The Republicans chose Lincoln Plowman, an IMPD police officer, to serve as its Majority Leader, raising once again the issue of a conflict of interest on matters pertaining to public safety. New-comers Ryan Vaughn and Kent Smith were given the largely ceremonial positions of Majority Whip and Vice President, respectively.