Sherri Reese has formally launched her campaign to run as a Democrat for Alabama Senate District 27.

Reese is a retired U.S. Army veteran.

“As an Army Drill Sergeant, my job was to make sure everyone I trained was prepared for obstacles and hardships they might face in combat,” Reese said. “Now, I want to help Alabama prepare for the future. Our state needs to be prepared to take advantage of new economic opportunities in emerging markets. Public schools need to be better equipped to guide students to the fullest academic potential. We need to invest in Medicaid expansion, so our rural hospitals are prepared to serve their community. That is the type of leadership we need in Montgomery right now, and that’s why I’m running.”

Reese is a lifelong Alabamian. She was born, raised and educated in Lee County. Reese said that she believes her lifelong commitment to service, country and community is exactly what the constituents of Senate District 27 need.

Reese said that she hopes to interrupt the decade-long trend of Republican government mismanagement by providing the constituents of Alabama Senate District 27 with an elected leader who will focus on the issues that matter: improving public schools, improving healthcare access and bringing good jobs to the area.

“I believe every person has value and potential,” said Reese. “I may not be the decisive voice, but I can be your voice. As Senator, I’ll fight daily to support legislation that materially improves lives. The people of Senate District 27 can trust me to be their boots on the ground.”

Senate District 27 is currently represented by State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn). Whatley is facing Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey in the Republican primary on May 24. The winner of the GOP primary will then face Reese in the Nov. 8 general election.

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