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Alabama Democratic Conference Convention

The Alabama Democrats will host its first statewide convention in Montgomery.

The convention will combine the Alabama Democratic Party and the Alabama Democratic Conference; the meeting will take place from October 14-15, 2022 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel.

The newly elected Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party Randy B. Kelley says it will be a time to screen democratic candidates, host workshops with an emphasis on healing and building.

According to the release, Saturday’s keynote speaker at the Democrats Unity Luncheon will be Jeh Johnson, former Secretary for Homeland Security in the Obama Administration.

The two-day event will include newly elected officers; Chair Tabitha Isner, Vice Chair, Rebecca Marion and Secretary; Ed Gentle.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.