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Minority GOP Banquet to be Rescheduled

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Minority GOP event that was to be held Friday Night, January 31 at the Montgomery Alabama Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center has been postponed due to weather conditions and because Elbert Lee Guillory, the guest speaker, was unable to attend due to travel conditions.

Alabama Minority GOP Chairman Phillip Brown said on Facebook Wednesday, “Due to the winter storm, the state of emergency under which the state of Alabama is under and the fact that Senator Guillory is out of the country and is unable to get back in because of the storm; we are forced to reschedule the Annual Banquet that is scheduled this Friday. All of you who have planned to be in attendance we thank you and will keep you apprised of the rescheduled date.”

Elbert Lee Guillory is an African American Louisiana State Senator who switched to the Republican Party because he felt that the Republicans represented his values better that the Democrats did.

On President Obama’s State of the Union address Sen. Guillory said on Twitter, “1. Disappointing failure to address unemployment in any serious manner.  2. Disappointing failure to address runaway spending which threatens America’s future.  3. Disappointing failure to lay out a comprehensible foreign policy which protects American interests at home and abroad.  4. Just very, very disappointing failure to lead…to address America’s pressing problems.”

Guillory is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Louisiana.

Chairman Philip Brown is the minister of the Sandusky Church of Christ in Birmingham and also works as a teacher for the Jefferson County Board of Education. Chairman Brown says that he, “Feels that his calling is to help to shape the hearts and minds of young people who face a world for which they are not fully prepared.”

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Brown was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Elba. He is the tenth of twelve children of the late Hayward and Jean Brown and is married to the former Diane Jones of Birmingham, Alabama. They live in the Birmingham area with their youngest daughter. They also have five older daughters and four grandchildren.

Chairman Brown graduated from Faulkner University in Montgomery with a Bachelor Degree in Ministry and Biblical Studies. He is currently working on his master’s degree in Educational Administration.

Philip Brown has announced that he is a candidate for the Alabama Public Service Commission challenging Republican incumbent Terry Dunn in the June 3 Republican Primary.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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