Democratic candidate pushes constitutional reform

By Stephen Gallien - email

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Congressman Artur Davis visited Huntsville Monday morning to outline his plans for revising Alabama's state constitution if he is elected Governor.

Davis spoke to a group of supporters at Huntsville's Constitution Village to push his reform efforts and endorse a constitutional convention made up of elected delegates who will draft a new constitution to be voted up or down in a statewide referendum.

"Alabamians deserve the right to vote on a new document that speaks to our current values and our current needs as a state," said Davis.

Davis faces Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks in the Democratic primary on June 1st.

"I have been very clear that I do not support throwing out the Alabama constitution in favor of wholesale changes. I favor reviewing the constitution article by article," Sparks said in a news release.

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