Wednesday, Alli Summerford, D-Mountain Brook, officially launched a campaign video, “A Better Alabama,” highlighting her campaign to represent District 48 in the Alabama House of Representatives. The video can be found on YouTube.
“I want to be the kind of representative for District 48 that is available,” says Summerford in her video. “I want to hear voter concerns and make sure those are addressed in the State House.”
District 48 includes portions of southeast Jefferson and northwest Shelby County and includes the communities of Vestavia Hills, Liberty Park, Cahaba Heights, Brook Highland, and Mountain Brook.
Summerford is the first Democratic candidate for District 48 in well over a decade. She has focused her campaign on the issues of education and healthcare.
“I want to see a better Alabama, and that looks like education that works for our kids, healthcare that serves all of our citizens” says Summerford in her video.
Summerford is the founder and owner of dandelion marketing, which develops web sites and internet marketing programs for small to mid-sized businesses and organizations.
Summerford has served on a number of community boards. She is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She has a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She was a commercial real estate broker in Memphis.
While in southern Illinois, she served on the board of The Women’s Center (the local women’s shelter) where she negotiated a new location in Carbondale. In Alabama, she supported the Emmet O’Neal Library 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 speaks French). Summerford is a founding member of the Mountain Brook Track Club boosters. Her son is a Junior at Mountain Brook High School.
Summerford is challenging incumbent Jim Carns, R-Vestavia Hills. Carns is the former Co-Chair of Donald Trump’s Alabama campaign and is a former Jefferson County Commissioner. He is Chairman of the Jefferson County Legislation Committee in the Alabama House of Representatives.