Montgomery, AL (PRWEB) May 25, 2006
Having served the cause of better elections in Alabama for nearly 14 years, Ed Packard announced his candidacy for the Secretary of State position early this year (http://www.edpackard.us). Packard, currently working in the Secretary of State’s office, finds himself pitted against his current boss and fellow Democrat, Nancy Worley, for the Democratic nomination. Voters will decide on June 2 whether Packard or the incumbent Worley will go on to appear on the state ticket in November.
Packard, a member of the non-partisan organization Independent Alabama (IA), is already attracting the attention of voters across the political spectrum. If his name appears on the state ticket in November, the non-partisan support Packard is sure to garner is represented by many respected figures, including Mark Bodenhausen, former Secretary of State candidate on the Libertarian Party ticket, who endorsed Packard's candidacy with the following statement: “He [Packard] is well qualified for the position and has demonstrated non-partisanship, competency, and a fundamental fairness that his rivals lack.”
Bob Friedman, long time political activist and Chair of the Alabama Independent Movement, calls Ed “a true independent because, unlike his opponent, he's more concerned about fair elections and an even playing field than about ideology.”
Matthew Hellinger, state organizer for the Green Party, declared that “Packard stands for real democracy, a quality that is exceedingly rare in politicians.”
In a rare endorsement, Richard Winger, the leading expert on ballot access in the US said, “Ed Packard has been unfailingly helpful. He’s just a gem. He’s always there to help people.”
According to Packard's campaign staff, helping people is what serving in public office should be all about. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ed Packard.