Head to polls to vote for House of Representatives District 67 seat

Published 8:44 pm Monday, January 30, 2017

Tuesday brings another election for Dallas and Perry County with four candidates facing off for the House of Representatives District 67 seat.

The names that will appear on the ballot are Raymond Butler, Prince Chestnut, Valenci’a Quest and Latrell Richardson.

Raymond Butler, a self-employed building contractor, has run for the Dallas County Commission, but he has never held political office. Butler said he decided to run for District 67 because he feels like he can represent the area well.

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Prince Chestnut is a Selma native. He is a lawyer and serves as municipal judge for the city of Selma. He said he was inspired to run because he wants to make a better future for his child.

Valenci’a Quest, who lives in Beloit, graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Quest is originally from Michigan, and she said she is running to give people in District 67 hope.

Latrell Richardson, a graduate from Southside High School and Wallace Community College Selma, has served as the maintenance director at Park Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 11 years.

All four candidates need the support of the community Tuesday and every vote counts. Selma, being a pillar for voting rights, should always show up as a community to vote.

People should never take the right to vote for granted and should always exercise that right when given the opportunity.

We hope to see people out at the polls supporting the candidates.

Anyone can keep up with voting totals on our website at www.selmatimesjournal.com.