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Chapman has the people’s needs at heart while seeking District 3 seat

Voters across Dallas County will head to the polls in March to cast their vote in not only the presidential primaries, but many local offices as well.

The deadline for candidates to qualify was Friday, Nov. 8 – with all of the candidates now confirmed, it appears that all four incumbent Dallas County Commissioners will be challenged by at least one or more other candidates.

District 3 incumbent Curtis Williams will face only one challenger this March – Channie Chapman.

Chapman hails from Butler, Alabama in Choctaw County, but has called Dallas County home for the past 12 years, where she currently works as a counselor with Student Support Services at Wallace Community College – Selma (WCCS).

Chapman said she chose to run for the District 3 seat of the Dallas County Commission because she “wanted to do something for Selma.”

During her time in the county, Chapman said she’s observed several problems, including the condition of roads, the state of uncut grass and a lack of teamwork amongst people.

“I want to unite the people,” said Chapman. “I want people to come together and see the big picture. We can’t do what’s best for one place, we have to do what’s best for the whole county.”

Chapman believes her skills as a people person and a good listener make her worthy of the people’s vote come March.

“I care about the people’s needs and what they want to see done,” said Chapman. “I want them to use me to see their needs met. I have the people’s needs at heart.”