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Dallas County Opens State Sen. Robert Stewart’s Tour – The Selma Times-Journal

By meerna Jun11,2024

Dallas County opens state senator Robert Stewart’s tour

Posted 10:05 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Dallas County was the first stop on state Sen. Robert Stewart’s two-month tour on Thursday at Arts Revive.

In front of a packed audience, Stewart, D-Selma, boasted that he was back in his hometown.

“There’s no place like home,” Stewart said. “There is no power like the power of the people. We deserve nice things and we will get them.”

Stewart said the purpose of the meeting was to listen to the concerns of the people he represents and provide them with legislative updates.

Among the updates:

  • The city of Selma will receive $750,000 to repair Memorial Stadium and Bloch Park, the football stadium and baseball field where Selma High regularly plays.
  • Stewart serves on eight committees, including the General Fund committee that sponsored the Child Labor Protection Act.

“Being busy and serving on so many committees is an honor of a lifetime,” Stewart said.

Stewart and John Laney of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management answered questions from the audience. The audience seemed satisfied with their answers.

Several high-profile officials attended the event: Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum, Dallas County Tax Collector Tamika Wagner-Neely, Dallas County Tax Assessor Carroll Bonner, State Board of Education member Tonya Chestnut, Dallas County Superintendent Anthony Sampson and former Selma City Councilwoman Angela Benzoes.

Lowndes, Perry, Wilcox, Clarke, Conecuh, Butler and Monroe counties also are part of the 23rd District. Stewart will appear in Lowndes County Court on June 18. Stewart will appear in Monroe County Court on June 20.

By meerna

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