GOP candidates to visit county
Published 9:02 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Butler and Lowndes County GOP will hold a rally April 17 at Greenville’s Bates House of Turkey.
The rally will feature Congresswoman Martha Roby and Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, as well as Rep. Charles Newton and District 90 challenger Chris Sells.
“The featured guests will be Martha Roby and Kay Ivey, but we’ll also have others who are running for statewide and local offices,” said Cleve Poole, local GOP chairman. “Each person, starting with Martha, will have the opportunity to speak and those in attendance will have the chance to ask questions.”
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Poole said there is likely to be a fair amount of interest in the race between Newton and Sells for the District 90 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Newton, a resident of Butler County, was first elected to the House in 1989.
He will face Sells, a resident of Butler County and owner of Sells Medical Equipment, in the June 3 primary.
Poole said Crenshaw County Probate Judge Jim Perdue, who is running for Alabama secretary of state, will also be attending the event.
Representatives for Gov. Robert Bentley and Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan are also expected to on hand.
Along with hearing from the candidates, those in attendance will have the opportunity to register to vote and pick up information on absentee voting.
Barbeque plates will also be available for purchase.
The event is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.