Alabama House of Representatives, District 43
|Profession||Principal, Leading Organizations, LLC|
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.
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 43 General Election (2010)|
|Mary Sue McClurkin (R)||16,368|
|Virginia Sweet (D)||4,041|
Sweet's website lists the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Virginia Sweet's campaign website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- List of Democratic candidates certified for the June 1, 2010 primary in Alabama
- Virginia Sweet on Facebook
- The Wetumpka Herald, Senate, House elections will be critical