Palmer, Lester vying for congressional district spot in Nov. 4 election
Published 11:20 am Friday, October 24, 2014
By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer
Mark Lester and Gary Palmer are both running to represent Alabama’s 6th Congressional District in the United States Congress.
Lester and Palmer are vying to replace U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus who currently fills the seat and is not seeking re-election.
Polls will be open to voters on Nov. 4 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The following is information about each congressional district candidate who is running in the Nov. 4 election:
PO Box 59426, Homewood, Alabama 35259
Wife: Jeanne Jackson
–He attended Rhodes College, received a masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.
–Earned a law degree from the University of Virginia.
–Earned a Ph.D. in Modern British Economic History from the University of Oxford
Hello, my name is Mark Lester, and I’m running to represent Alabama’s 6th congressional district in the United States Congress. I’m a Democrat and a believer in the power of “smart” government and political pragmatism. I believe it is the duty of our government to represent the people, not lobbyists and special interest groups. Give me your vote and I’ll put Congress back to work for the people of the 6th District.
1919 Oxmoor Road #235 Homewood, AL 35209
Rob, Kathleen, and Claire
B.S., Operations Management, The University of Alabama.
Like many of you, I believe that America is on the wrong track. I believe the American dream is vanishing before our eyes. The over expansive role of government and its resulting debt are threatening much of what we hold dear. We still have time to turn our country around, but the window of opportunity is closing. I decided to run for Congress because there has never been a time in the history of our country where good people with the right ideas are needed more.
We need leaders in Washington who understand our nation’s fundamental values, who understand that more government is not the answer. More government is less freedom – at the doctor’s office, at the gas pump, and in so many other ways. Like you, I want to change the way Washington does business. Send me to Congress, and I’ll spend every day fighting for our shared values.