Source: Selma Times Journal
Sewell makes top 10 list before winning her race
Published 12:06pm Monday, July 26, 2010
Terri Sewell of Selma, the Democratic nominee for the 7th Congressional District seat, recently made the Next 10 Women to Watch in Politics in an online newspaper, PoliticsDaily.com
Columnist Patricia Murphy wrote the column the day before Sewell popped her competition, Shelia Smoot, in the Democratic primary to take the nomination. Sewell is No. 10 on the list.
Murphy notes “But no matter what happens, Sewell has already built a record of success that would have most high achievers calling it a day.”
She talks about Sewell’s Harvard education; her as the first black valedictorian at her high school. Sewell went to Princeton and named one of Glamor Magazine’s College Women of the Year — Oxford University in England and then her work as a corporate lawyer in New York and Alabama.
Others on the list:
1. Kristi Noem, the Republican nominee for the U.S. House from South Dakota; a member of the South Dakota House of Representaives.
2. Tarryl Clark, Minnesota state senator and Democratic Farmer Labor Party’s nominee for Minnesota’s 6th conressional district.
3. Ginni Thomas, She’s the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has founded a nonprofit lobbying and political-organizing group to appeal to people aligned with the tea party movement.
4. Alex Sink, is the top Democratic candidate for governor in Florida. She is originally from Mt. Airy, N.C. She is Florida’s elected state CFO and held that position since 206.
5. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the incumbent from Florida’ 20th congressional district. She’s a Democrat and well respected in the House.
6. Mary Fallin is a Republican member of Congress from Oklahoma. She’s running for governor of the state, and if elected would be that state’s first female governor.
7. Susana Martinez is a Latina Republican running for governor of New Mexico.
8. Jaime Herrera is a state legislator in Washington running for Congress to replace retiring Congressman Brian Baird.
9. Reshma Saujani is a Democrat running for Congress on the East Side of New York.