Robert Duvall is in his second term in the Metro Council where he has distinguished himself for service to his district, advocacy of government efficiency, and opposition to tax increases. In the most recent property tax battle, Robert Duvall was the only Council member to introduce an alternative to the Mayor budget that did not include a tax increase.
Duvall is challenging Democratic incumbent Sherry Jones. Ms Jones is one of the most liberal members of the State legislature and has gained notoriety for being the member of the state legislator who most often abuses the legislatures per diem system. While she is not the member who has taken the most in per diem expenses, she lives within ten miles of the capitol building and her attendance at legislative functions or study sessions does not require overnight logging or extra purchase of meals.
In August, Representative Jones created a controversy when at a Democratic unity breakfast she said of her opponent Robert Duvall, "He hates everybody, where I, on the other hand, love everybody." (link)