FLORENCE — Lora Morrow said it's time for elected officials to stop worry about the left and the right, and worry about what is right and wrong.

Morrow said that's one reason why she decided to seek office in the Alabama Legislature.

“I love north Alabama and the people who live here,” said Morrow, a Florence resident. “We need better education, schools, great job opportunities and health care options that we can afford.”

Morrow is seeking the District 2 seat in the Alabama House, which is held by incumbent Lynn Greer, R-Rogersville.

Morrow, the Democratic nominee, said she raised her family in Lauderdale County, but her daughters had to move out of state to find job opportunities.

“Our greatest resource should be our children,” she said in a release. “We need a local economy that is strong, and one that supports innovative business development.”

She said she wants a “bright” future for local families.

“I feel we have been ignored long enough by elected officials,” Morrow said.

Alabama House District 2 includes a portion of Florence and the east part of Lauderdale County, as well as the west part of Limestone County near West Limestone and Elkmont.

Morrow said her campaign experience, so far, has been more than she anticipated.

“It has been amazing,” she said. “I have met so many people; it has been a blessing.”

Morrow, a private business owner, is a graduate of the University of North Alabama.

She has worked in the chemistry field for 20 years, and has worked as a substitute teacher in the Florence and Lauderdale County school systems.

She has been married to her husband, Billy, for 33 years.

Morrow said it's time to send someone to Montgomery who really cares about the community and what is best for it.

“I think it’s time we have someone in government who wants to listen to folks," she said. "We need someone with a heart, a brain, and someone to get the job done.”

tom.smith@timesdaily.com or 256-740-5757. Twitter @TD_TomSmith.

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