PRIMARY ELECTIONS COMING JUNE 5TH!  BE READY TO VOTE!

Record Number of Baldwin County Democrats Qualify for June 5th Primary!

For the first time since 2007, Baldwin County residents will appear on the ballot as Democratic candidates for the Alabama State Legislature, Baldwin County Commission and Board of Education.

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When Baldwin County citizens go to the polls on June 5, they will have more reason than ever to request a Democratic Primary ballot, nine more reasons in fact. That is because nine Baldwin residents have qualified to run as Democrats for county-level or state legislative positions, races in which choosing a local Democratic Party candidate has not been an option in more than a decade. The last Baldwin resident to compete as a Democrat for county or state legislative office was A.J. Cooper who ran for the Alabama State Senate in 2007.

“We’re very pleased to see more concerned Baldwin residents stepping up to run as Democrats,” says Heather Brown, Vice Chair of the Baldwin County Democratic Party Executive Committee. “I believe our core commitment to providing equal protection and equal opportunity for every citizen is a principle that is resonating more and more with the public.”

The nine local Democrats vying for the opportunity to represent Baldwin citizens in 2018 include:

 ALABAMA STATE SENATE

JASON FISHER for Alabama State Senate, District 32 (Baldwin County)

Jason Fisher of Orange Beach studied business and political science at Coe College and is a graduate of the Clinton School for Public Service at the University of Arkansas.  He is founder and CEO of Jason Fisher Consulting Group but takes the greatest pride in his title role as “Mackenzie’s dad.”

PRIORITY #1    IMPROVE HEALTHCARE COVERAGE

  • Expand Medicaid
  • Lower monthly premiums
  • Increase protections for working families
  • Save our rural hospitals

ALABAMA HOUSE DISTRICT 64

AMBER SELMAN-LYNN for Alabama House District 64 (Bay Minette and all North Baldwin communities, Loxley, Robertsdale, and east Belforest)

Amber Selman-Lynn lives in Daphne, graduated from the University of Georgia, and holds a master’s in Clinical Psychology from Brenau University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in grants management, an active school volunteer, and a big fan of Baldwin County’s many parks and beaches which she enjoys with her husband Eric and two young daughters.

PRIORITY #1    INVEST IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

  • Competitive pay for teachers
  • Comprehensive preschool programs
  • State-of-the-art schools

 

 ALABAMA HOUSE DISTRICT 94

DANIELLE MASHBURN-MYRICK for ALABAMA HOUSE DISTRICT 94 (Fairhope, Silverhill, Summerdale, Magnolia Springs, and portions of Foley and Elberta)

Danielle Mashburn-Myrick is a proud graduate of Fairhope High School, Rhodes College and the University of Alabama School of Law. After college, she and her husband Matt returned to their hometown where they are now raising their son and daughter.  Danielle practices law at Phelps Dunbar in Mobile and, on weekends, loves jogging and walking the family dogs.

PRIORITY #1    SMART GROWTH

  • Invest in infrastructure
  • Educate our workforce
  • Preserve our natural resources

ALABAMA HOUSE DISTRICT 96

MAURICE HORSEY for Alabama House District 9(Montrose, Daphne, West Belforest, Spanish Fort, Bromley-Stapleton, and portions of North Mobile County)

Jason Fisher of Orange Beach studied business and political science at Coe College and is a graduate of the Clinton School for Public Service at the University of Arkansas.  He is founder and CEO of Jason Fisher Consulting Group but takes the greatest pride in his title role as “Mackenzie’s dad.”

PRIORITY #1    PROTECT CHILDREN

  • Quality schools
  • Healthcare
  • Job creation

 

ALABAMA HOUSE DISTRICT 96

WEB WHITING for Alabama House District 96 (Montrose, Daphne, West Belforest, Spanish Fort, Bromley-Stapleton, and portions of North Mobile County)

Web Whiting of Spanish Fort is working toward a degree in secondary education at the University of South Alabama. Growing up on Medicaid, Web gained a deep understanding of Alabama’s healthcare crisis – an experience that now drives his personal activism.   As an avid runner, he expects to be the only legislator getting in a good 5K time before the session opens each day.

PRIORITY #1   EXPAND MEDICAID

  • Protect children
  • Provide hospitals
  • Pay workers

BALDWIN COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3

HEATHER BROWN for Baldwin County Commission, District 3 (representing Central Baldwin; elected county-wide)

Heather Brown and her husband Randy live in Summerdale, surrounded by extended family who inspire much of her advocacy work.  She attended the University of South Alabama and is a freelance writer.  A mother of three, Heather is a long-time youth leader in her church and was recently featured in a CBS documentary on Alabama’s emerging progressive movement.

PRIORITY #1    INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Expand Medicaid
  • Road, bridge, sewer improvements
  • Better long-term planning
  • No conflicts of/special interests

BALDWIN COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 2

AMBER SMITH for Baldwin County Commission, District 2 (representing the Eastern Shore area; elected county-wide)

Amber Smith of Daphne is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she studied communications and criminal justice.  She currently works at a family-owned business in Daphne and as a freelance public relations specialist.  She, her husband Traver, and their two daughters enjoy lots of family time down at the Bay.

PRIORITY #1   RESPONSIVE COUNTY GOVERNMENT

  • Better representation of rural interests
  • Planning to keep pace with growth
  • Proactive environmental protections

BALDWIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 1

HEATHER KARRAS for Baldwin County Board of Education, District 1 (Bay Minette, Stockton, Pine Grove, Perdido, Stapleton)

Heather Karras has been a vocal advocate in calling for a new elementary school for Bay Minette.  Now that their new facility is set for construction, she hopes to push for other needed school and community improvements in the north Baldwin area. When not at work on school issues, Heather, husband Josh and their two children love rescuing animals and taking care of their growing family of pets.

PRIORITY #1   PARTNERING FOR PROGRESS

  • Improved home-school communications
  • School safety enhancements
  • Increased public engagement

BALDWIN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 2

CLYDE JONES for Baldwin County Board of Education, District 2 (Daphne, Belforest)

Daphne resident Clyde Jones is a US Army veteran who earned a Bronze Star during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.  Clyde serves as Associate Minister at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and is a training specialist at FMC Agriculture Solutions. He and his wife Nichelle have three children and six grandchildren.

PRIORITY #1   KEEPING PACE WITH GROWTH

  • Renovation/expansion of Daphne High
  • Advanced teacher training opportunities
  • More effective use of technology

For more information, contact Denise D’Oliveira at denise@baldwincountydems.org or call 251.605.8777.