Candidates speaks at Dallas County Democratic Executive Committee meet and greet

Published 8:39 am Thursday, October 20, 2022

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Democrat Candidates for Governor and Secretary of State spoke Tuesday night at  a Democratic Candidate Meet & Greet.

Yolanda Flowers (Governor  candidate),  Pamela Lafitte (Secretary of State candidate), Robert Stewart (State Senate candidate)  spoke at the event hosted by the Dallas County Democratic Executive Committee at the Anchor.

Flowers, who appeared at an event at  Wallace Community College-Selma during the summer, gave local residents reasons for choosing her over incumbent Kay Ivey.

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“I’m a down to earth person who was not born into money,” Flowers said. “I come with the perspective – and I make no slight of it – my campaign is based on the word of God.”

Flowers’ campaign theme is “Let’s Reconstruct Alabama Together,”  focusing on education, health care, criminal justice and the economy.

Laffitte, who’s battling Wes Allen, said her campaign is focused on several issues that involve voting:

-Early voting on Friday through Sunday.

-Amend the band on curbside voting to new legislation to curbside voting on the handicapped and disabled.

-Implement Election Audit.

-Restoring voting rights for prisoners after getting released from prison.

-Restore automatic voting registration.

Stewart, who faces Libertarian Portia Shepherd, thanked Dallas County and Selma residents for his victory over longtime State Senator Hank Sanders in the runoff.

“Dallas County got me to the dance, but we still have work to do,” Stewart said.

Dallas County Circuit Court Judges Marvin Wiggins, Collins Pettaway Jr., Fourth Judicial District Attorney-elect Robert Turner Jr., Selma City Council President Billy Young and State Rep. Prince Chestnut  and State Senator Malika Sanders-Fortier were the political figures who attended the event.

The General Election is November 8.