Bates announces candidacy for Ward 4

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 30, 2008

Staff report

Carolyn Calhoun-Bates has announced her candidacy for Ward 4.

Calhoun-Bates, 52,

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is a Selma native, and has lived in Ward 4 for 33 years.

She is the founder and director of the Selma Disabilities and Advocacy Program, which includes Behavior Adjustment Technical Education Services alternative program, the Protection Advocacy Information Referral Services legal program, and the Child Advocacy Academic Programs.

She attended Selma City Schools and Selma University.

She has also attended the University of Alabama and Auburn University-Montgomery as a student of continuing education.

Calhoun-Bates works as a volunteer educator, substance abuse counselor, tax preparer and notary public, and is a member of the Southern Property Law Center Leadership Council.

After consulting with God and her family, she decided to seek the city council position, with the intent of using her knowledge, education, training and skills to make Selma a model and safe city.

She and husband Harry

have three children.