State GOP candidates stump in small towns

Published 9:47 am Monday, September 29, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Republican candidates vying for state government positions in November made a stop in Brewton this week. The specially designed tour bus is making its way across Alabama on a 67-county trek.
Court of Criminal Appeals candidates Beth Kellum and Mary Windom along with Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, candidate for public service commission and a representative for Supreme Court candidate judge Greg Shaw and Court of Civil Appeals candidate Judge Bill Thompson addressed voters at the tour stop at the Escambia County Courthouse.
Cavanaugh voiced a sentiment repeated by each candidate during the Brewton stop.
Bill Goolsby spoke as a representative for Judge Greg Shaw who is seeking election for the Alabama Supreme Court and Judge Bill Thompson who is seeking election for the Court of Criminal Appeals, place 1.
In referring Thompson, Goolsby said his court experience means good things for Alabama.
Beth Kellum, who is a candidate for the Court of Criminal Appeals, place 1, said she has a special affection for small towns and knows that is the heart of Alabama.
Kellum said her experience in court activities would give her an opportunity to serve Alabamians in a fair and impartial way.
Mary Windom who is seeking election to the office of the Court of Criminal Appeals, place 2, echoed the ‘hometown connections' theme carried in the statewide tour of candidates.
Windom also said her experience and attitude about the law would make her a good choice for court of criminal appeals.
The tour bus made additional stops in Flomaton, Atmore and Bay Minette Wednesday. The tour will continue throughout the state until Election Day.
Democratic candidates vying for the same offices are public service commission president – Lucy Baxley; supreme court justice – Deborah Bell Paseur; court of civil appeals – Kimberly Harbison Drake; court of criminal appeals, place 1 – Clyde Jones; and court of criminal appeals, place 2 – Aimee Cobb Smith.

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