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Alabama county elects first black lawmaker

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*Special thanks to Allison

For the very first time, Cullman County will have a black lawmaker in Montgomery. Democrat James Fields Jr. won a special election as he campaigned in an area that’s 97 percent white and where some say Ku Klux Klan members are still involved in politics.

“This was about values and I knew the people in the district valued the same thing I valued… good family living, family structure, schools, sound school systems, good roads,” said Fields.

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Written by Symphony

February 3, 2008 at 7:58 pm

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