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Brown, Smoot ready for intense Jefferson Co. Commission Dist. 2 runoff

Sandra Little Brown backed by supporters. Source: WBRC Sandra Little Brown backed by supporters. Source: WBRC
Sheila Smoot June 3. Source: WBRC video Sheila Smoot June 3. Source: WBRC video
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The fight for the District 2 seat on the Jefferson County Commission is expected to be intense.

Incumbent and county commissioner Sandra Little Brown will be taking on former county commissioner Shelia Smoot. Smoot said she plans to make the loss of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital a key issue in the runoff race.

"We have a hole in our healthcare because we do not have an affordable healthcare. The hospital is operational in the heart of Jefferson County," Smoot said.

Wednesday, Brown was ready to hit the runoff campaign trail despite being her birthday and the day after a long, bitter campaign. Brown said her campaign will continue to push for quality healthcare for the poor.

"I just stayed the course. I spoke truth to power. There were some powerful people saying I voted to close Cooper Green. I don't get it or understand. I will move forward. We are going to win the election," Brown said.

Brown said she supported Smoot when she was county commissioner but now Brown plans to keep her seat. Smoot believes the district is ready for change and to welcome back a familiar face.

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