Virginia Sweet

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Virginia Sweet
Candidate for
Alabama House of Representatives, District 43

Political party Democratic
Profession Principal, Leading Organizations, LLC
Website Campaign website
Virginia Sweet (b. December 16, 1948) was a Democratic candidate for District 43 of the Alabama House of Representatives. The primary election was on June 1, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.

Sweet earned her BA in Sociology from Louisiana State University in 1969. She went on to receive her MSW in Clinical Social Work from Louisiana State University in 1971. She then earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech in 1996.

Sweet worked as Assistant Professor/Program Director for the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1996 to 2000. She then worked as Program Associate for United Way of Central Alabama from 2000 to 2001. From 2003 to 2009, she was the Executive Director of The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham. She has worked as Principal of Leading Organizations LLC since 2001.



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sweet was uncontested in the June 1 primary election. She was defeated by incumbent Mary Sue McClurkin in the November 2 general election.[1]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 43 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Sue McClurkin (R) 16,368
Virginia Sweet (D) 4,041

Campaign themes

Sweet's website lists the following issues:

  • Ethics
Excerpt: "I will work to reach to both sides of the aisle to pass strong ethics reforms. When I work in Montgomery, I will work for you, not special interests."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Every child deserves to have a good education. Alabama needs to invest in birth-to-five year olds that all children will be prepared to succeed when they start school."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "We must provide incentives to grow our small businesses and we need to attract more clean industry to Shelby County. We must engage in smart land use planning for our future with adequate infrastructure."[2]

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