Running for:

US House of Representatives Alabama Congressional District 7

Current Position:

U.S. House (D-AL) District 7 Incumbent

Party Affiliation:


Terri Sewell

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Terri Sewell began her legal career in New York City, but it was the lure of home and family that led her to return to Birmingham, Alabama where she became the first black woman partner at a local law office. Sewell has been a passionate champion for recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of those freedom fighters who served as powerful agents of change. Her first piece of successful legislation recognized the “Four Little Girls” who were killed during the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. The bill passed unanimously in both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 24, 2013 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the church bombing. Sewell is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Oxford University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School.