Mitchell shares campaign plans with supporters

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 2, 2006

State Senator Wendell Mitchell (Dem.) shared lunch and campaign plans with local supporters at the Reception Room of the Ritz Theatre Tuesday.

The senator's famed yellow and black footprint logo was readily in evidence around the room as &#8220Walking Wendell” spoke to the crowd.

&#8220I've had the privilege of representing you (Butler County) since my very first election. There has been a lot of redistricting over the years, but I have always had Butler and Crenshaw counties in my district,” the Crenshaw County native and resident told the supporters. Mitchell also currently represents Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes and Pike counties.

Before the meal, the senator presented a check to Main Street Executive Director Nancy Idland for the sum of $5,000 for the upcoming Blues Fest, slated for October 28 in downtown Greenville.

&#8220We'll put this to good use to bring some wonderful musicians to our town in October for the Blues Fest,” Idland said.

Mitchell told his supporters to expect to see his campaign commercials airing in the next couple of months, and promised he would not air &#8220a single negative ad.”

Mitchell plans to officially kick off his campaign in his hometown of Luverne on Sept. 7.

&#8220We'll have a big barbecue cookout at the Harbin Center with entertainment and we'd love to have you all come and be a part of it, too.”

Another major campaign event is slated for September 26 in Prattville, Mitchell said, with tentative plans to hold an event in Troy sometime this fall.

Mitchell will face Republican opponent Joan Reynolds in the November election.