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Earl Hilliard Jr. will seek U.S. House seat once held by his father
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|Last Edited||User 490 Apr 06, 2009 09:37am|
|News Date||Monday, April 6, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Earl F. Hilliard Jr., son of former congressman Earl Hilliard of Birmingham, will announce his candidacy today for his father's old seat in the U.S. House. |
Hilliard, 39, a first-term member of the state House of Representatives from Birmingham, is scheduled to kick off his campaign for the Democratic nomination to the state's 7th Congressional District seat at Kelly Ingram Park at 10 a.m.
A lawyer and independent film producer, Hilliard grew up watching his father first in the Legislature and later in Congress, where he served for a decade as Alabama's first black member of Congress since Reconstruction.