Wednesday, March 30, 2005
On this day:

Harry Lyon to Run for Governor

This time as a Democrat. Lyon's last race for state office was for State Auditor in 2004 - as a Republican. Prior to that, he ran for Governor as a Democrat in 1994. Talk about a flip-flopper.

There's another interesting story about Lyon. Following his run for Auditor last year, he was involved in a very...ummm...sticky dispute with one of his neighbors:
Harry Lyon, a former Republican candidate for state auditor, is in serious condition after he was shot Sept. 6 and found lying face down in a pool of chocolate syrup. Robert Lee Black, Lyon's neighbor, was charged with attempted murder; Black said he shot Lyon in the neck after finding him pouring Hershey's Chocolate Syrup on Black's car. The two neighbors have apparently had previous disputes. Lyon, a Pelham attorney, unsuccessfully has sought a number of state offices since 1980 as both a Democrat and Republican. His most recent campaign was the June primary, in which he sought to unseat incumbent State Auditor Pat Duncan (R).