Vivian Sheffield Beckerle

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Vivian Sheffield Beckerly (D) is an attorney and veteran from Mobile, Alabama. She ran unsuccessfully for Congress in Alabama's first district, see Alabama U.S. House election, 2006. She is also one of the Fighting Dems.

Beckerle served for 12 years as the Mobile County Treasurer, from 1989 to 2001. She spent 20 years in the Army, retiring as a Major. She is a Deacon of Hillcrest Baptist Church, is married, and has one daughter.

Former Republican

Beckerle is a former Republican.

When asked why she left the Republican Party for the Democratic side, Vivian responds readily that the Republicans were less and less about serving the common people, and more and more about working for big business. Vivian said, “When I realized that the voices in the party were actually speaking against the likes of my brother who was a labor union member, I simply could not remain in their ranks. I take very seriously the idea of being my brother’s keeper, and I could no longer support a party that would deprive him of a livable wage, retirement, and healthcare benefits. “

External Links

  • Vivian Beckerly for Congress - campaign website.
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