Rep. Bright to speak at Bridge Builders Breakfast Series

Congressman Bobby Bright (D)
Congressman Bobby Bright (D)

MONTGOMERY, AL - U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright will speak at the Bridge Builders Breakfast Series on Tuesday, June 22 at 7:30 a.m. The free event is sponsored by Alabama State University's Center for Leadership and Public Policy and is open to the public.

A full breakfast buffet will be served.

The widely acclaimed Bridge Builders Breakfast Series will take place at the RSA Activity Center, 201 Dexter Ave. in Montgomery.

Bright has been serving the 2nd District of Alabama as a congressman since he was sworn into office on Jan. 6, 2009. He is a member of the Armed Services Committee in the House of Representatives, which is critically important for the 2nd District since it contains Maxwell Air Force Base and Fort Rucker. He also serves on the Agriculture and Small Business Committees and is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democratic House members.

Prior to joining the 111th Congress, Bright served nine years as the mayor of the city of Montgomery. He  first was elected mayor in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003 and 2007.

Bright attended Enterprise State Junior College and later Auburn University where, in 1975, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. He then completed a master's degree in criminal justice from Troy University and a Juris Doctor degree at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery.

After graduating from college, Bright worked as a teacher, financial adviser, corrections officer, law clerk and later practiced law in Montgomery for 16 years. He is married to retired Judge Lynn Clardy Bright and they have three children.

Previous Bridge Builders Breakfast speakers have included former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington, RSA Director David Bronner, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.), urban development expert James Johnson, UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III and retired federal judge Vanzetta Penn McPherson.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama State University