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Retired teacher to seek seat in Ala. Statehouse

REGION-Bettye Maye, a retired Sumter County educator, has announced her plans to seek the position of State Representative for District 71 in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Upon announcing her candidacy, Maye said her goal was to make the most of the district’s resources.

“After much prayer and discussion with my family and friends, I am led to seek this office to offer my service to the people of District 71,” Maye said. “I believe we have a wealth of resources that can be used to improve this area economically and educationally.”

Togetherness, Maye said, is the goal of her campaign.

“My prayer is that District 71 can come together, work together and move forward together,” Maye said. “That’s my promise and that’s what I will work to do. I ask for your prayers and support as I seek to serve District 71.”

Maye is a native of York and is the wife of former York city Councilman Lloyd C. Maye. Her experience includes 38 years of classroom teaching including service as a part time professor at the University of West Alabama.

Maye now serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of South Alabama. She has also maintained an active role in the community and on the state and national level.

Maye has held positions in the Alabama Education Association, the Alabama Democratic Party, the Alabama Democratic Conference and the National Democratic Convention. She also works extensively in her community volunteering as a tutor and working with various charities.

Maye is a member of First Baptist Church of Livingston, where she is a Sunday school teacher, President of the Usher Board and active in many other organizations.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

She and her husband have two children, Dr. LaVorious Mullins of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Lloyd C. Maye Jr. of Power Springs, Ga. They also have four grandchildren.