Jul 21, 2009

Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful to speak in Livingston County

BRIGHTON – Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith, D-Salem Township, will speak at a potluck dinner at the Livingston County Democratic Party headquarters - 10321 E. Grand River, Suite 600, Brighton. – from 5-7 p.m. this Sunday July 26.

Smith is joining front runner Lt. Gov. John Cherry and former state Representative John Freeman in vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor.

Livingston County residents may be familiar with Smith when she served as the President of the South Lyon School Board. She has had a well-rounded career in public service. Smith graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Journalism and did advanced degree work in Political Science and Business Administration. Smith is very familiar with the Legislative process, and she served as legislative coordinator for former Michigan Sen. Lana Pollack and played a significant role in the passage of Michigan's landmark "polluter pay" law.

She has local experience as a cable commissioner, school board trustee and president, Washtenaw County Commissioner and state Senator. In 2002 Alma joined former Congressman David Bonior's campaign for governor as his choice for Lieutenant Governor.

I have been to many of the party’s pot luck functions, and the food is fantastic. Bring a dish to share and meet Rep. Smith.

Call (810) 229-4212 for more information.

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