Selma native announces bid for District 7 congressional seat

Published 10:35 am Monday, February 16, 2009

Terri Sewell is in the race for the District 7 congressional seat that will be left vacant by Rep. Artur Davis’ race for Alabama governor.

The district includes Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and the nine counties of the Black Belt.

The Selma native was educated in the city’s public school system and graduated with honors from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After law school, she worked as a law clerk under the Honorable Judge U.W. Clemon.

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She is on the board of directors of the St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation, a member of the Community Advisory Board of UAB Minority Health Initiative and on the governing board of the Alabama Council on Economic Education.

Sewell was selected as one of 10 “Top Birmingham Women” in 2005 by the Birmingham Business Journal; was a member of the 2006-07 class of Leadership Birmingham and is now part of Leadership Alabama.

Sewell is a lifetime member of Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma and worships under watch care at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham.

She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Links.