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Cindy Press Announcing Candidacy

Cindy Press Announcing Candidacy

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CONTACT INFORMATION La Grand Elliott 601-720-1409 CindyforSenate28@gmail.

com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AYERS-ELLIOTT TO RUN FOR SENATE DISTRICT 28 SEAT
Jackson, MS – Cindy Ayers-Elliott has qualified to be a candidate for the office of State Senator for Senate District 28. The position became vacant following the death of Senator Alice Harden. T special election will be held February 5, 2013. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Ayers was educated in the public school system. She received a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. Her Dissertation Title: The Vision of Jake Ayers: his Impact on Higher Education in the State of Mississippi; focused on the history and journey of Jake Ayers, her great-uncle and namesake of the Mississippi Ayers litigation and legislation to provide adequate funding for Black Colleges and Universities in Mississippi. Dr. Ayers is President and CEO of Foot Print Farms, where she grows vegetables and raises goats in Jackson, Mississippi. In an effort to help bring fresh affordable locally grown food to our communities, and to open doors and influence policy development of the United State Department Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resource Conservation Services, (NRCS), and Foot Print 2.10 LLC, an IT-Management, Research and Projects Management Group, Dr. Ayers partners with other farmers and businesses across the state. Ayers-Elliott state, “her commitment for positive change and her love for people, along with great mentors continue to solidify her dedication to the City of Jackson and the state of Mississippi.” Ayers-Elliott led the charge to establish First American Bank (now Liberty Bank), the first African American owned bank in Mississippi since reconstruction. Dr. Ayers became the first woman Chairman of a Financial Institution in the Southeast United States. She has worked on Wall Street as a Senior Vice-President Investment Banker and as a result, Dr. Ayers has had the fortunate opportunity to travel to countries around the world. Dr. Ayers served as President/CEO of Delta Foundation Inc., and Chairman of Delta Enterprises. She served as assistant Treasurer to former State Treasurer Marshall Bennett for eight years. Dr. Ayers has received distinguished honors and awards including being named as The Mississippi Business Journal top 50 Businesswomen in Mississippi. In 2009, her first publication’s Book chapter, Selected Works of Catalysts for Change in Urban Higher Education received the National Small Business Diversity Award.

### Senate District 28 includes the following voting precincts:
02A & B- PEOPLES FUNERAL HOME, 886 N FARISH ST; 19- FACTORY LIQUIDATION FURNITURE, 605 W FORTIFICATION ST; 20- LANIER HIGH SCHOOL, FRONT DOOR; 25- RAINES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FRONT ENTRANCE HALL; 26-FIRE STATION # 15, 4943 CLINTON BLVD; 49- JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY, STUDENT UNION; 50- ENOCHS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 101 NEAR ST; 51-BLACKBURN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 1311 WEST PEARL ST; 52-CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, SPECIAL EDUCATION BUILDING; 58-PEARL ST AME CHURCH ACTIVITY BLDG, 2519 ROBINSON RD; 59A & B-FIRE STATION # 14, 3208 LYNCH ST; 63A & B-DAVIS TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD, 1700 DALTON ST; 64-ST JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH, 1301 JONES ST; 67A & B-METROCENTER BELK LOWER LEVEL, NORTH ENTRANCE; 68A & B-WILKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AUDITORIUM; 69 -APOSTOLIC RESTORATION MINISTRY, 1020 WEST MCDOWELL RD; 70-NEW HORIZON CHURCH, ELLIS AVE AT RAYMOND RD; 71-LESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FRONT OF AUDITORIUM; 72A & B-BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AUDITORIUM; 73-KEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AUDITORIUM; 74-MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LUNCHROOM; 75-TREE OF LIFE CHURCH, 3102 MONTICELLO DR; 76-SYKES PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 520 SYKES RD; 77-WHITTEN MIDDLE SCHOOL, 210 DANIEL LAKE BLVD; 87A & B-BLESSED TRINITY UNITED METHODIST, 5045 CLINTON BLVD; 88-WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER, 1650 WIGGINS ROAD; 89-METROCENTER SEARS LOWER LEVEL, SOUTH ENTRANCE; 90A & B-WOODVILLE HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 2930 MCDOWELL RD; 93B-VICTORY A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, 715 COOPER RD

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