Updated: Feb 21
By Chris Peeks February 18, 2022
I first met Sheila Banister on Twitter and noticed she was running for a State House seat. I asked if I could interview her, and she agreed. Last night we had a friendly little chat that lasted over an hour. I enjoyed the conversation so much I didn't notice it went that long.
One thing I liked about Sheila is she didn't use the same tired old cliches. She is rather pragmatic, and her main issue is education. Nothing wrong with that. Alabama continues to fall further behind. She wants teachers to have the freedom to teach and not be constrained by common core.
Sheila, originally from Indiana, settled in Madison City after her husband retired from the Air Force. She has a background in consulting and streamlining businesses that should come in handy in Montgomery. She, like many people, got in this race because she was tired of politicians not doing their job.
Sheila is facing an uphill battle in her bid to unseat an incumbent. However, she has a style that people will relate to. She is not a politician but rather a mom who wants to improve education for all Alabamians. Good luck, Sheila. Montgomery can use more people like you.
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