CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) -- Former Democratic state Rep. James Fields of Cullman is running for lieutenant governor.
Fields kicked off his campaign Friday night in Birmingham. He told The Cullman Times (http://bit.ly/Iltljp ) that some people are disappointed in how state government has been run, and he'd like to improve communication between the two sides in Montgomery.
Fields won a seat in the Legislature in a special election in 2008 and became the first African-American elected in predominantly white Cullman County. He lost his re-election bid to a Republican in 2010.
Fields is the first Democrat to announce for lieutenant governor. Former Democratic state Rep. Angelo Mancuso of Courtland has said he's considering it. Republican incumbent Kay Ivey faces Kimberly minister Stan Cooke in the GOP primary June 3.