By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, Alli Summerford officially announced her campaign as a Democrat for Alabama House District 48.
“I’m excited to offer a new choice to the people of the 48th District,” Summerford said. “Alabama cannot have strong communities and a robust, growing economy without first having healthy and well-educated citizens. Any investment we make in the health and education of Alabamians will give us a full return, many times over. When its people thrive, Alabama thrives.”
The 48th District includes portions of southeast Jefferson and northwest Shelby County, and includes the cities of Vestavia Hills, Hoover and Mountain Brook.
“While my first priority will be to represent the interests of District 48 in Montgomery, I am also committed to issues that help Alabamians to be their best: improved education, expanded access to healthcare, safer communities, better roads, and loosened restrictions on local government,” said Summerford.
This is Summerford’s first run for political office, and District 48 has voted heavily Republican in the past.
Summerford is the founder and owner of dandelion marketing, which, for 20 years, has developed websites and internet marketing programs for small to mid-sized businesses and organizations.
Summerford has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee where she was the valedictorian. She also has a Master’s in Business Administration in New Venture Analysis.
She has lived in Mountain Brook for the last 15 years. She has served on the board of The Women’s Center, a local women’s shelter, supported Emmet O’Neal Library’s children’s department as a member of the Women’s Committee of 100 and represented Alabama on an international Rotary exchange trip to France. She is a founding member of the Mountain Brook Track Club booster group, a non-profit organization created to support the community’s track athletes.
House District 48 is currently held by state Rep. Jim Carns, R-Vestavia. He is being challenged in the GOP primary by William Wentowski.
Summerford will face the winner of the Republican primary in November.