Blessed by the Best

This is one of my favorite photos! I first met Colonel Stone Johnson at the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. His name, which in military circles denotes rank, is not a title but his birth name.

Colonel Johnson earned many accolades through service and virtuous living. During the Civil Rights Movement, he was a bodyguard to Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. He did this at great risk to his personal safety and as a volunteer.

"Blessed by the best,"Johnson said. It was his response to a welcome or recognition. It was a humbling experience to visit him and his wife, Beatrice, on many, many occasions at their home. Awards from a who's who of dignitaries from around the world spilled out of every room.

"The awards are fine, you know. But the service is what matters," Colonel Johnson said. Colonel Johnson passed away in January 2012. But his encouragement echoes in my heart and is prevalent in my actions.

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My Actions as District 54's House Representative

 

A servant leader, I'm dedicated to enriching the lives of my neighbors, giving a voice to those that have been silenced, and ultimately creating a more just and caring Alabama.

Seeking to create a just and civil society, I am an active member of the HIV Prevention Community Advisory Board at UAB. Recently, I co-led a women’s resource group to achieve equality in the conservation arena for the world's largest conservation organization, The Nature Conservancy.

I have served on the Junior Boards of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and Childcare Resources. Volunteered through Children's Hospital of Birmingham, Junior Achievement, the City of Birmingham Department of Youth Services, Salvation Army, Southside Ball Association, The Jefferson County Family Court Adolescent Mentoring Program, and the United Way of Central Alabama.

Now I want to serve you.

As your State Representative, I will create and actively support legislation that will improve the quality of lives for residents in the areas of education, job opportunities, and healthcare. I will fight for cleaner, safer, and healthier neighborhoods.  

I can’t do it alone; therefore, I’m asking for your support and your vote for me, Jacqueline Gray Miller, House District 54 on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Thank you.

 

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