Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Townhall Meeting

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, left, (R-Ala.) listens as Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., right, expresses his questions and comments during a county visit at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library. Shelby has served 30 years as a senator or congressman. He said energy is a big issue for the U.S., and he noted that education, especially in math, science and engineering, is critical since our state and nation must compete in a global economy. Shelby has held more than 1400 county meetings in Alabama and meets in each county at least annually. Other issues at the meeting included a proposed interstate addition through Selma and the Black Belt and assurance that dredging will allow the Alabama River to remain open for river traffic.

4 comments:

Clarice said...

I imagine you'll be getting a few politicians passing through town in the coming months :-)

Pat said...

Well, that's quite a good photo of two politicians. And yes, you'll probably have lots there in the coming months for sure!

Pat

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zentmrs said...

Lots of opportunities for this type of shot with the upcoming elections. It is interesting to hear what different parts of the country view as their most important issues.

Southern Heart said...

I agree....the coming months will be fun, especially seeing what is happening in different areas of the country.