Mayor Steven Reed officially launches re-election campaign
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed officially launched his re-election campaign Wednesday.
The announcement took place Wednesday at Gateway Park Lodge. Community leaders and supporters joined Reed in making the announcement.
“Four years ago, the people of Montgomery elected me mayor of our great city, and I stand here humbled, empowered and inspired to continue to improve, innovate and make Montgomery an even better city to live for everyone,” Reed said. “Our guiding principles have been and will continue to be: opportunity and safety.”
In the coming weeks and months, Reed’s campaign said it will host various community events and meet and greets leading up to the August election.
“Montgomery has to be a great place to live, learn, and earn. We have plans to invest more in skills training programs to prepare students and those without a degree for good-paying jobs, “ Reed added. “And we’ll keep fighting to improve public schools and revitalize neighborhoods across Montgomery so everyone has these opportunities. We improved city contracting practices to make sure women-owned and Black-owned businesses have a fair shot at important public work and contracts. We have improved this city, but I’m focused on what’s next. This campaign is about where we’ve been, what we’ve done and where we want to take this city. I love this city and this job. But, more than anything, I love getting things done.”
Reed said he is running with a purpose and a passion.
“I’m running focused on safety and opportunity. Together, we can build a new Montgomery,” Reed said.
In 2019, Reed made history after receiving more than 67 percent of the popular vote to become the first black mayor in the city’s 200-year history.
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