Heather Sellers

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Heather Sellers
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Board member, Montgomery County School Board, District 1
Former officeholder
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Last electionJune 3, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
ProfessionAdvertising executive
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Heather Sellers held the District 1 seat on the Montgomery county school board in Alabama. She was defeated in the Republican primary election on June 3, 2014. District 1 includes Dalraida Elementary, Garrett Elementary, Highland Avenue Elementary, Highland Gardens Elementary, Morningview Elementary and Wares Ferry Road Elementary.[1] Sellers was also a 2013 Republican candidate for District 74 of the Alabama House of Representatives.[2]


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.[3]



See also: Montgomery Public Schools elections (2014)


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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLesa Keith 58.3% 1,778
     Republican Heather Sellers Incumbent 41.7% 1,272
Total Votes 3,050
Source: Montgomery County Election Center, "2014 - Primary Election - OFFICIAL," August 8, 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.[4]


Sellers did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.


See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013

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.[5][2][6]


Montgomery Public Schools, District 1 General Election, 4-year term, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Sellers 61.6% 9,112
     Democratic Johnny Cotton 38.3% 5,661
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 21
Total Votes 14,794
Source: Montgomery County Election Center, "2008 General Election Results," accessed May 22, 2014

About the district

See also: Montgomery Public Schools, Alabama
Montgomery Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Alabama
Montgomery Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Alabama. Montgomery County is home to 226,659 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[7] Montgomery Public Schools is the third-largest school district in Alabama, serving 31,359 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[8]


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.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2012[7]
Race Montgomery County (%) Alabama (%)
White 40.2 70.0
Black or African American 55.8 26.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.7
Asian 2.3 1.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.3 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 3.5 4.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[9]
Year Republican Vote (%) Democratic Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 37.6 61.8 0.6
2008 40.1 59.4 0.5
2004 49.2 50.4 0.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[10][11]

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