Campaign News
June 18, 2010

Sewell's first town hall a success

Contact: Aaron Dickerson (813) 362-3135   ·  For Immediate Release

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- Terri A. Sewell, candidate for U.S. Congress, held the first in a series of town hall meetings in her hometown of Selma last night. 
 
The event was held at the Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Performing Arts Center in Selma, and had a great crowd of residents and supporters.  Sewell was introduced to the audience by her mother, former Selma City Councilor Nancy Sewell,  the first African-American woman to serve on the Selma City Council; and Ken Ballard, Probate Judge for Dallas County.  Sewell opened the meeting stressing her roots in the Black Belt and talking about her plan to restore hope and create opportunity in Alabama’s 7th District.

Sewell took questions from the audience on a wide range of issues, from job creation and education to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the war in Afghanistan.

Sewell will be conducting a series of town hall meetings throughout the district in the coming weeks as she prepares to compete in the July 13th runoff that will decide the Democratic nominee for the open U.S. Congress seat in Alabama's 7th district.
 
Sewell recently qualified for the July 13th runoff election for the Democratic nomination by leading all other candidates with 37% of the vote in the June 1st Democratic primary. Internal polling conducted by Anzalone/Liszt Research released this week shows Sewell leading with 53% of the vote to her opponent's 33%.  Sewell hopes to become the first African-American female ever elected to Congress from the state of Alabama.
 
Terri Sewell has picked up key endorsements such as the first African American Federal Judge from Alabama UW Clemon, EMILY's List, Women’s Campaign Forum, the Birmingham News, and the Selma Times Journal, among others.
 
For more information on Terri Sewell and her campaign, please visit her website at sewellforcongress.com.

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