Meet and Greet held Sunday for Dallas County elected officials

Published 8:47 am Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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A meet and greet was held Sunday for newly-elected officials in Dallas County at the Five and Dime.

District 23 State Senator Robert  Stewart, District Attorney-elect Robert L. Turner Jr., Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum, Dallas County District Court Judge Vernetta Perkins, and USDA State Director Nivory Gordon Jr. all dropped by to met Selma and Dallas County residents.

Former Selma City Councilwoman Susan Youngblood, who co-hosted the event, said it was important for residents to meet elected officials.

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“In this day and time, public officials take so many hits from people who have no idea what public service entails, or means,” Youngbood said.

Stewart, who was sworn in after being elected, said enjoyed meeting residents, including Selma-Dallas County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Wayne Vardaman and Selma City Councilwoman Lesia James.

“The meet and greet was a display of our community at work,” Stewart said. “It was inspiring to see people from different sects of our community come together for the common causes of being informed citizens and advancing our region.”