DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Alabama primary elections are just over a month away, taking place on May 24th, and the democratic candidates have already been hitting the streets, and the web, to get their word out.
“I’ve been putting signs out left and right throughout district one as much as possible, and eventually I’m going to go door to door and convince people to vote for me,” Houston County Board of Education District 1 candidate, Jeffery Macon said.
“Word of mouth, putting out my cards, putting out my signs,” Houston County Board of Education District 1 incumbent, David Hollinger said.
“Shake hands, meet new people and hear from them, what are their concerns,” Houston County Commission District 1 candidate, Earl C. Jones said.
“Billboards and flyers and I’ve been using social media and I’ve also been using the Dot Chew platform,” Houston County Coroner candidate, Kimberly Rawls said.
With Alabama being historically a republican state, some of these candidates may find it more difficult to gather the support needed to win, but some of these candidates don’t feel that is right.
“Most of our African American demographic is a democratic,” Houston County Commissioner District 1 incumbent, Curtis Harvey said. “I don’t think we are the underdog, I think we are steadily making strides and steadily making a difference.”
“Really, we are all in this thing together. Alabama is the rich, the poor, the black, the white, the Indian. It is all of us. There was a time the democratic party was a strong party. We still have strength, we just have to get up,” candidate for Governor of Alabama, Yolanda Flowers.
However, one candidate choses not to associate herself with either party.
“As I’ve stated before, I don’t see myself as republican, democrat or independent. I just see myself as doing what is right,” said Rawls.
But one problem that seemed consistent among each candidate was the need for people to get to the polls.
“Hit the polls like a stripper. Lets get out there, lets vote this year,” said Rawls.
The Houston County Democratic Executive Board will be holding another meeting tomorrow April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Clarion Inn in Dothan.