Campaign News
March 16, 2010

Sewell Qualifies for Congressional Race

Contact: Aaron Dickerson (813) 362-3135



(Birmingham, AL) – Selma native and Birmingham resident Terri A. Sewell officially qualified with the Alabama Democratic Party in her historic race to represent the 7th Congressional District as the first black woman elected to Congress from Alabama.   


“The number one problem facing our community is the lack of jobs”, said Sewell. “I will work hard every day to create the employment opportunities we deserve in the 7th district. I grew up in this district, live in this district, and will fight passionately for this district. My personal background, community service, and work experience are exactly what we need in Washington. As an economic development attorney, I understand how to finance the construction of roads, bridges, schools and other capital projects that will create jobs and attract industries into our community. I will make it my priority to bring new jobs and opportunity to every corner of the district – urban and rural.”


Sewell has raised more money in Alabama than her other five opponents combined and has picked up key endorsements from EMILY’s List, National Organization for Women (NOW), Women’s Campaign Forum and women’s rights pioneer and Alabama native Lilly Ledbetter.  Sewell hopes to be the first black woman elected to Congress from Alabama.


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