Violet Edwards Launches Reelection Bid for Madison County Commissioner, Pledging Progress and Results in Historic Campaign


photo credit: Anthony Gibson
A DEMOCRAT IN A LEAGUE OF HER OWN: Madison County Commissioner Violet Edwards, District 6, stands as the sole Democrat in county government, vowing to champion progres- sive values and pave the way for further advancements in Alabama as she seeks re-election. Pictured from left to right is Alabama State Rep. Laura Hall, District 19; Kenneth Anderson, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Commissioner Violet Edwards, and Hanu Karlapalem, NAACP Limestone County Branch, 2nd Vice President.
MARCHING TOWARDS PROGRESS: Commissioner Edwards rallies supporters for the upcoming primary election on March 5,2024.Pictured with Edwards is William D. Smothers, publisher, Speakin’ Out News and his wife, Dr. Deloris Rice-Smothers, DrakeStateCommunity and Technical College, adjunct instructor. photo credit: Anthony Gibson
CAMPAIGN KICKOFF CELEBRATION: (LEFT) Samuel Greene, Environ- mental Policy and Planning Specialist introducesCommissioner Edwards before her campaign speech and (RIGHT) Cindi C. Branham, owner/president,NetFocusMarketing,Inc. photo credit: Anthony Gibson
Commissioner Violet Edwards rallies community leaders and supporters for the upcoming primary election on March 5, 2024. The event was held at The Museum of Information Explosion in Huntsville was very well attended. photocredit: AnthonyGibson

NEWS RELEASE) – – Violet Edwards has officially launched her campaign for reelection as a Madison County Commissioner, seeking her second term in office.

Edwards held a kick-off banquet on Monday to mark the occasion, touting the results she’s achieved for her constituents and her goals for the future. Edwards had represented the sixth district since 2020, when she became the first Black woman elected in the 200+ years of history of the County Commission.

“In 2019, I promised my family that if we were to do this – I wouldn’t be about just talk. I would strategize and focus on the results,” Edwards said. “And that is exactly what I’ve done over the last three years.”

Edwards highlighted commission partnerships with Calhoun Community College, Alabama A&M University, and Drake State Community & Technical College and the positive results of those partnerships on economic growth, career readiness, and job opportunities. Due to redistricting, five institutions of higher learning now sit in District 6. She also spoke on initiatives honoring and supporting veterans and addressing homelessness in Madison County.

“I believe people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds should have the opportunity to work hard and flourish, and I’m committed to making that a reality in Madison County.”

Edwards vowed to continue seeking funding sources to strengthen the quality of life in the district through investments in infrastructure, public spaces, and recreation opportunities. Edwards is in a league of her own, being the only Democrat in the county government.

“Together, we can not only win this race, but we can put our county, our region, and our state on notice that the party of progress is alive and well in Alabama. And we are just getting started!”

The primary election is Tuesday, March 5, 2024.