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About Deidra

Huntsville native and former J.O. Johnson principal, Dr. Deidra J. Willis today announced that she is running for the state Senate. Willis is seeking the District 7 seat currently held by Paul Sanford who has declared that he will not be seeking a third term.  Dr. Willis will run as a Democrat.

“As a former educator, I am committed to ensuring that we have quality education across our district and that area teachers receive much deserved raises. I support small business development and will work hard for equity throughout District 7”.

As Executive Director of DJW Impact Consulting, Dr. Willis successfully assisted her clients build government and commercial partnerships while successfully writing grants securing awards between $2 million and $3 million annually from for various agencies such as NASA, DOD DOE, and HRSA.

Deidra Willis holds a B.S. in Accounting, a Master’s in Education from Alabama A & M University and an Educational Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

Deidra Willis will have a campaign kickoff on September 2, 2017, featuring saxophonist Alex Banks and Tam Tam & The Beholder performing hit single "Walk Away" at The Dish in North Huntsville from 5-8pm.

For more information, contact Jacqueline S. Andrews (815) 701-7468 or jacquelineandrews2015@outlook.com .


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