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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Dist. 7) announced Tuesday that she will seek a third term in Congress representing portions of Alabama's Black Belt counties.
Sewell, Alabama's first African-American woman elected to Congress in Alabama, is considered to be holding one of the safest seats in Congress. She beat her previous opponent for the seat in 2012 with 76 percent of the vote.
Rep. Sewell says the focus of a third term, should she be sent back to Washington, will be job creation and economic revitalization in her district.
"We are not where we want to be, but progresshas been made," Sewell said. "We will continue to host an annual job fair inthe district and work with local employers and our two-year colleges to developtraining and apprenticeship opportunities."
Sewellsits on the House Financial Services Committee, theHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Democratic Steering &Policy Committee, and is one of only eight in Congress to serve as Chief DeputyWhip.
Sewell's district covers portions of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Selma.