Alli Summerford announces candidacy for Alabama House District 48

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Alli Summerford on Thursday announced the  official launch of her campaign to represent District 48 in the Alabama House of Representatives.

“I’m excited to offer a new choice to the people of District 48,” stated Summerford. “Alabama cannot have strong communities and a robust, growing economy without first having healthy and well-educated citizens. Any investment we make in the health and education of Alabamians will give us a full return, many times over. When its people thrive, Alabama thrives.”

Alli Summerford2This being the first time she’s run for public office, Summerford is a new face in the field of candidates. She is also the first Democratic candidate for District 48 in over a decade.

“While my first priority will be to represent the interests of District 48 in Montgomery, I am also committed to issues that help Alabamians to be their best: improved education, expanded access to healthcare, safer communities, better roads, and loosened restrictions on local government,” added Summerford.

Summerford was a successful broker for Trammell Crow, a commercial real estate firm in Memphis, Tenn. She is also the founder and operator of Dandelion Marketing, a web design company that has been in operation for 20 years. She earned a BA in Business Administration and an MBA in New Venture Analysis from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, “a detail she hopes you will not hold against her.”

The 48th District is comprised of portions of Jefferson and Shelby County and includes the cities of Mountain Brook, Hoover, and Vestavia Hills.

As the only democratic candidate in the race, in the Nov. general election Summerford will face off against either incumbent Birmingham-Republican Jim Carns or Republican candidate William Wentowski following the June 5 primary.

Summerford resides in Mountain Brook, Ala. with her son, Gram. She is a prominent member of the community, supporting the Emmet O’Neal Library’s children’s department as a member of the Women’s Committee, and as a founding member of the Mountain Brook Track Club booster group.