Coley announces candidacy for District 69 seat
Published 5:19 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
Cedric Coley, 23, of the Pintala area of Hope Hull has announced his Independent candidacy for House District 69.
Coley is a 2008 graduate of Stanhope Elmore High School, attended Jacksonville State University and is currently studying theology at Faulkner University in Montgomery to become an Army Chaplain. He is in the ROTC.
He said a part of his study involves going out and becoming a part of the community.And he said he has worked with companies in the Hope Hull industrial area.
“The reason I’m running as an Independent is to show people look, we need more common, everyday people a part of the system,” he said, “because the system, meaning government and how America works, tends to look down on the common man,” he said.”And I believe if there’s more common everyday people, single parents, young people, minorities, women… just every area of American Society that gets more involve in government, then we’ll start to see things turn for better.”
Coley said he plans to serve his community and state for a certain number of years and then move on to do something else.
“I want to help Alabama leave a long-lasting impression on the new century through ‘next generation’ job training and skill/trade renewal,” he said.
“I believe tomorrow belongs to those who invest in todayI believe every child deserves the best education our state can provide. I believe a modernized education system built on school accountability, student responsibility and steadfast parental involvement is the key to a higher standard of living in Alabama.”