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Sharon Powe

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Sharon Powe
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 1
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mobile
Associate'sBishop State Community College
Master'sNovus University
Personal
BirthdayMay 22
Place of birthMobile, Alabama
ProfessionAdministrator and Legal assistant
Sharon Powe was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1]

The seat was vacant following the resignation of Rep. Jo Bonner, effective August 15, 2013, as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

She was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[3]

Powe was a 2010 Republican candidate for District 98 of the Alabama House of Representatives. The primary election was on June 1, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Powe served as an Administrative Assistant for House District 98 from 2007 to 2009.

Biography

Powe earned her AS in Management from Bishop State Community College in 1983. She went on to receive her B.S. in Management from the University of Mobile in 1995. She then received a certification from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and attended extension law courses from LaSalle University. She received her LLM in Law from Novus University in California.[4]

Powe was an administrative assistant to the mayor in 1979. She was also a judgeship secretary in 1986. Beginning in 1982, she worked for "Investment," Systems and Designs, Limited. She worked for Dinkins Financial/Consumer 1st as a Mortgage Broker since 2000.

She has also worked as a legal assistant for the U.S. Small Business Administration.[4]

Elections

2013

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Powe ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. She ran in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[1] The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[2]

She was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[3] No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary on November 5, 2013. Bradley Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners, and faced off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election held on December 17, 2013.

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 34.6% 18,090
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Young 23% 12,011
Chad Fincher 15.6% 8,177
Qyin Hillyer 13.9% 7,260
Wells Griffith 11% 5,758
Daniel Dyas 0.7% 391
Jessica James 0.7% 391
Sharon Powe 0.4% 184
David Thornton 0.1% 72
Total Votes 52,334
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[5]

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Powe was uncontested in the June 1 primary. He was defeated by Napoleon Bracy, Jr. in the November 2 general election.[6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 98 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Napoleon Bracy, Jr. (D) 6,767
Sharon L. Powe (R) 3,222
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Endorsements

Powe was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express[7]

Personal

Powe is married with one son, Terry Lofton.[4] The family currently lives in Mobile, Alabama.[4]

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