Rep. Sewell files for Re-election
Rep. Terri Sewell files for Re-election
Birmingham, AL-- Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell officially filed her declaration of candidacy with the Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The Congresswoman will be seeking a second term as Representative for Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. Her Primary election will take place on March 13, 2012.
First elected on November 2, 2010 with 72 percent of the vote, Congresswoman Sewell is the first African American woman to serve in Alabama’s Congressional delegation. She has spent her first eleven months in office fighting to bring resources and opportunity to her home district which includes parts of the cities of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, as well as the city of Selma and much of Alabama’s black belt.
“I want to thank the people of the 7th District for the privilege of representing them, and I look forward to continuing to do so in the days to come,” says Rep. Sewell. “My office has helped to bring almost $20 million in federal grant monies back to Alabama as well as almost $1 million in retroactive benefits to our constituents. We look forward to doing a lot more, and we’re excited to kick off our re-election bid.”
Congresswoman Sewell sits on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology. She is also serving as the Democratic freshman class president and as both a regional and senior whip. Her campaign has raised nearly $600k for the 2012 election cycle.