Sewell announces candidacy for city council Ward 7 seat

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Staff Report

Lola Sewell announced her candidacy as a city council representative for Ward 7.

Sewell is a Selma native and has lived in Ward 7 for more than 20 years.

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Sewell’s platform is “We must have change in Selma.” Sewell is a member of Green Street Baptist Church, and works with the County Engineering Department as a data entry clerk.

Sewell graduated from Selma High School and attended Selma University and Trenholm Tech. Sewell received a degree in nursing from Trenholm Tech.

Sewell is a member of the Selma Exchange Club and one of the co-sponsors for Help a Child Smile, a program that gives children ages 6-18 exposure to arts and crafts, drama and poetry.

After being faced with various problems in the community, Sewell said she wants to take a proactive role in getting things done.

Her goal for the city is for Selma to be a city of love and compassion, where people in the community are involved.

Sewell will be running against incumbent Bennie Ruth Crenshaw.