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Shelby vows to help area

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby speaks with Crenshaw County businessmen during a visit Monday evening. JOURNAL PHOTO | MONA MOORE

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby speaks with Crenshaw County businessmen during a visit Monday evening.
JOURNAL PHOTO | MONA MOORE

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) paid a visit to Crenshaw County as part of his statewide tour to promote industry and jobs.

Members of the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce joined local officials to welcome Shelby to the John D. Harrison Cultural Center.

“I came at the invitation of Judge Jim Perdue,” Shelby said as he enjoyed Perdue’s casual hot dog supper.

Before supper, Shelby listened to concerns, answered questions and vowed to help Crenshaw County businesses in any way he could.

“Know that I’m trying to do everything I can in the U.S. Senate to create good economic conditions,” he said. “I can’t do it all, but I can do some. I want to create conditions for everybody.”

Since 1987, the beginning of Shelby’s first term in the U.S. Senate, he has held more than 1,800 county visits in Alabama. This visit will mark the 1,887th county visit of his career.

“Throughout my time in the United States Senate, I have made it a top priority to visit all 67 counties in Alabama every year,” Shelby said.

The visit marks the eleventh stop in the Senator’s statewide tour, during which he will visit each of Alabama’s 67 counties.