Shown above: Walt Maddox, Joe Siegelman and ANSC members engage in fellowship program, sharing talents of song, poetry, stories and jokes, Friday evening, prior to convention. ANSC members gathered for the organization’s Spring Membership Convention, held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Maggie Street Dream Center in Montgomery, AL.
Hundreds of members from Alabama New South Alliance (ANSA), the political organization involving many members of the Alabama New South Coalition, gathered on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Maggie Street Dream Center in Montgomery, Alabama, for the Spring Endorsement Convention. After hearing from statewide, congressional, legislative, and multi-county candidates, ANSA endorsed candidates for the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.
For the Democratic Primary Election for Governor, ANSA delegates heard from Sue Bell Cobb, James Fields and Walt Maddox. ANSA endorsed Walt Maddox for Governor. Maddox promised to expand Medicaid for working poor people on his first day in office.
For the Democratic Primary Election for Attorney General, ANSA delegates heard from Chris Christie and Joe Siegelman. ANSA endorsed Joe Siegelman for Attorney General.
The full list of candidates endorsed on Saturday by the Alabama New South Alliance are as follows:
for Attorney General
Bob Vance for
Alabama Supreme Court
Will Sellers for
Alabama Supreme Court,
Associate Justice Place 3
Donna Wesson Smalley for Alabama Supreme Court, Associate Justice Place 4
U.S. Congress, District 1
– Robert Kennedy, Jr.
U.S. Congress, District 2
– Tabitha Isner and
–Audri Scott Williams
U.S. Congress, District 3
– Endorsement Pending
U.S. Congress, District 4
– Lee Auman
State Senate District 23 – Malika Sanders-Fortier
State House District 69 – Rep. Kevin Lawrence
State Board of
Education District 8
– Jessica Fortune Barker
Executive Committee, 70
– Eva Prewitt
Executive Committee, 71
– John Zippert
The 3rd Congressional District did not complete its endorsement and will be meeting within the next 10 days to complete its work.
Under ANSA bylaws, all candidates whose seats are completely within one county are endorsed by local chapters of ANSA and not at the Statewide Convention. Those candidates made remarks to the full convention on Saturday, however, and will meet with the local chapters in next couple of weeks for the formal endorsement process.
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