BIRMINGHAM – Former Alabama Lieutenant Governor Jere Beasley announced today that he will serve as Chairman of the Artur Davis for Governor Campaign.
“Throughout my involvement in Alabama politics over the years, I have witnessed Governors of all stripes; Republican and Democrats, liberal and conservative, but the best Governors had a definitive leadership quality. I see that in Artur Davis and that’s why I’m proud to Chair his campaign for Governor,” Beasley said. “I believe in Artur Davis’ ability to lead and bring people together to attract jobs and transform our state to unlock its full potential. He is the right man for the job, and I know that he can and will be Alabama’s next Governor.”
A veteran of Alabama politics, Beasley previously endorsed and supported Governors Bob Riley and Fob James, both Republicans. In addition, Beasley served as Lieutenant Governor from 1971 – 1979, under Governor George Wallace.
“I’m honored to have Jere Beasley’s support, and I’m deeply honored that he has agreed to play a major leadership role in my campaign,” Davis said. “He has been a public servant and is renowned as one of the leading attorneys in the country. He has battled in the courtroom for Alabamians who have no other voice. Most importantly, he is a man of deep faith and an active civic philanthropist in our state. As I fight to transform our state’s economy and to restore confidence in public purpose in Alabama, I will draw on the values which Jere Beasley reflects. ”
Jere Beasley is senior member of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. in Montgomery, Ala. He has been profiled in Time Magazine, Business Week, and many other noted publications. He is also featured in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a traditional database of over 16,000 lawyers in 30 specialties, all of whom have been chosen as “the best” by their fellow attorneys. Beasley currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In 2006, Jere was named “Citizen of the Year” by the March of Dimes. He is also an active supporter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Most recently, Jere was selected to Alabama Super Lawyers for 2008 and 2009. A father of three children and six grandchildren, Beasley and his wife attend St. James United Methodist Church in Montgomery.
Anna Ruth Williams
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Artur Davis 2010