Terry Everett Retiring at End of 8th Term

Last week, Terry Everett announced he would not seek an 8th term in office. Three possible Democratic candidates have strong ties to Coffee County.

Representative Terry Spicer of Elba has represented Coffee County in the Alabama House for nearly a decade.

Last week, Representative Spicer announced that he would set up an exploratory committee to look at entering the race for Alabama's second U.S. Congressional Seat, Alabama's largest land district with more than a dozen Wiregrass counties.

"I'll be talking with advisors and my family to see if this is what we would, or should do, if it best serves us and the Congressional District," Spicer said.

Gary McAlliley has spent the last five years' as the Pike/Coffee County district attorney. Before that, the Hartford native served 27-years as both district and circuit judge.

McAlliley says he's seriously considering throwing his hat in the ring for Congress. "We will talk with folks in the community, and the area and gauge the chances of success on my entering the race for Congress," he said.

Montgomery Mayor and Dale County native, Bobby Bright, is thinking about throwing his hat in the ring as a Democrat. He is also a graduate of Enterprise Community College.

Mayor Bright has been quoted as saying he's still undecided on whether to seek the seat held by one-time Enterprise resident Terry Everett, who now resides in Houston County.

State Senator, Harri Anne Smith of Slocomb, is considered a strong, early contender for the Republicans.

Several other G.O.P. names from the Wiregrass are also looking at entering the race for Alabama's Second Congressional Seat.

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