Archive for the ‘Alabama House’ Category

>Melanie Bouyer endorsed by Birmingham News

May 27, 2010

>Congratulations to Melanie Bouyer who received the endorsement of the Birmingham News for the District 56 House seat to replace Lawrence McAdory. Oh, McAdory is in the race, but needs to be replaced.

The paper points out Bouyer’s “can-do” approach that has guided her, as mayor of Lipscomb, through some tough times in the city. “She understands the need for more money for services such as transit, as well as tax incentives and work force training to attract businesses and jobs,” the paper says.

Other priorities identified by Bouyer are:

Tax Exempt Groceries – I will support a tax bill that removes taxes from groceries.

Alabama Constitution Reform-I will support a new constitution.

Funding For Our Schools – I will support a bill to increase funding for our schools.

Fair and Equitable Tax Structures – I will support bills that encourage fair and
equitable tax structures.

Melanie has also been endorsed by the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Council, and the Alabama New South Coalition.

Visit Elect Melanie Bouyer for more information about Melanie.

>House 56 candidates growing in number

August 13, 2009

>Be sure to check out Bessemer Science because this is really weird.

Qualifying to finish the term for Alabama House district 56 (Priscilla Dunn’s former seat) is open until August 14. So far 4 people have qualified, and all I have to say is: boring!

The candidates are Clare Mitchell, wife of former mayor Quitman Mitchell, Lawrence McAdory, Louise Alexander, and LaBrenda Marshall Jones.

Other than Mitchell, haven’t we just seen these names in election after election?

There are sure to be others to qualify.

Now I know these candidates and I like them all, but I don’t know what they bring to a house seat. Well, McAdory, maybe, because he’s been there.

We need a young person, or at least a progressive middle aged person. Are any of these candidates what you would consider “progressive?”

Let’s see what they say.