|Board member, Montgomery County School Board, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||June 3, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Mississippi|
Sellers is native of Lexington, Mississippi. She earned a degree from the University of Mississippi with a double major in journalism and history, and works as a marketing and advertising executive. Sellers serves as a member of the Junior League of Montgomery and the PTA at her children's school. She was also appointed by Governor Bob Riley to serve on the state's Textbook Committee and has served as an elected member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee. Sellers is married and has two children.
Heather Sellers faced newcomer Lesa Keith for the District 1 seat in the Republican primary election on June 3, 2014. Keith will be unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|Montgomery Public Schools, District 1 Primary Election, 6-year term, 2014|
|Republican||Heather Sellers Incumbent||41.7%||1,272|
|Source: WSFA, "Continuous Decision 2014 coverage," June 3, 2014|
Sellers reported $10,294.42 in campaign contributions and $170.62 expenditures to the Alabama Secretary of State, which has left her campaign with $10,048.80 cash on hand.
Sellers did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
Sellers ran in the special election for Alabama House of Representatives District 74. The seat was vacant following Jay Love's (R) resignation to work for the Business Council of Alabama. Sellers was defeated by Charlotte Meadows and Dimitri Polizos in the October 8 Republican primary.
|Montgomery Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2008|
|Source: Montgomery County Election Center, "2008 General Election Results," accessed May 22, 2014|
About the district
- See also: Montgomery Public Schools, Alabama
Montgomery County outperformed the rest of Alabama in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 30.9 percent of Montgomery County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.3 percent for Alabama as a whole. The median household income in Montgomery County was $44,401 compared to $43,160 for the state of Alabama. The poverty rate in Montgomery County was 20.4 percent compared to 18.1 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Montgomery Public Schools, "District 6," accessed May 22, 2014
- "Official candidate list," accessed October 7, 2013
- Montgomery Public Schools, "Heather Sellers," accessed May 22, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Alabama Electronic Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) Reporting System," accessed May 22, 2014
- timesdaily.com, " Special elections set for Ala. House districts," August 8, 2013 (dead link)
- montgomeryadvertiser.com, "Polizos, Meadows in runoff for Alabama House District 74 seat," October 9, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Montgomery County, Alabama," accessed May 20, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Election Information," accessed May 22, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Montgomery Public Schools Elections|
|Montgomery County, Alabama|
|Election date:||November 4, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 1: • Incumbent, Heather Sellers • Lesa Keith|
District 6: • Incumbent, Robert Porterfield • Timothy E. Bass
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|
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