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Ford thanks AL New South Coalition for it's endorsement

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford released a statement to thank the Alabama New South Coalition for their endorsement of him in his bid for the Senate District 28 seat.

Press Release:

"I would like to thank the Alabama New South Coalition for its endorsement of me as State Senator for District 28 at its endorsement meeting, held on Thursday, June 17th. I promise to all the members of that great organization that I will uphold their motto "To Build A Better Alabama In Our Lifetime." Delegates from the New South Coalition Chapters, in Macon, Bullock, Russell and Lee Counties, met at the Macon County Court House Annex, and participated in the endorsement proceedings. I want to thank especially, New South Coalition President, Robert Avary for his words of encouragement. We worked together in the Alabama League of Municipalities while I served as Mayor of Tuskegee.

I also extend my most sincere appreciation to Senator Hank Sanders, for his words of encouragement. I am looking forward to being elected as the next Senator from District 28, and working with Senator Sanders, along with State Senators Bobby Singleton, Quintin Ross, and the other members of Legislative Black Caucus. I am pleased that I have not only been endorsed by the Alabama New South Coalition, but also by the Alabama Democratic Conference, the Democrats from the 82nd District, the Macon County Breakfast Club, the Opelika Auburn News, and by Alabama State Senators Quinton Ross, Bobby Singleton, and State Representative Alvin Holmes. 

To the members of the Alabama New South Coalition, to all of the distinguished organizations that have endorsed me, to all the members of the Legislative Black Caucus, and to all of my fellow Democrats, I pledge that I will remain in the Democratic Party, and that I will work to build a stronger Democratic Caucus in the Alabama Legislature. I support especially, as I know you do, the crucial issues of providing more jobs, better health care, and quality education, for all of our people here in Alabama, as well the need to give the people the opportunity to vote, and to purchase food for their families that is not taxed.  As your next State Senator for District 28, I will not betray your trust, that I will do as I have in the past, and "Bring the Bacon Home" , not only for my District, but for all of our great State of Alabama."

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