Carlton Avery, a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama, announced his campaign for City Council District 1. Citing his plans to help address education, crime, city infrastructure, and blight, Carlton Avery specifically outlined his past community involvement as a private citizen in helping bring positive change and improvements within these issues.
“As a citizen of Montgomery, I have seen firsthand how important issues such as education, crime, infrastructure and blight have continuously been neglected. I’m ready to take the next step and serve my community in the role of their voice on the City Council here in my hometown of Montgomery. It’s past time we have a real discussion about what the root causes of these issues really are.”
Carlton’s roots run deep in Montgomery. He is a proud product of the Montgomery Public School system, where he attended Flowers Elementary, Georgia Washington Junior High, and Robert E. Lee High School.
“I love my city. I love my neighborhoods and the small businesses that keep our community thriving. It’s time we work together as a city. Rather than pitting one district against another, or focusing on the issues that only divide us, I’m ready to step up to the plate and bring all voices to the table to get the job done.”
Avery went on to say, “Although the City of Montgomery has experienced strife from a worldwide pandemic, national conflicts, and struggles with infrastructure, Our City’s leadership must be willing to physically work with our communities. My continued dedication to this community, along with my lifelong residency of District 1 has allowed me to serve those that love this community most. Servitude that exceeds partisanship, social or economic class, sex and race.”
The Election for Montgomery City Council District 1 will be on July 13th, 2021. This seat was unfortunately opened by the passing of the late Richard Bollinger, who dutifully served his community for years and left a positive mark that will remain for decades to come.
He is a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama, specifically within the territory of City Council District 1. Born in February 1983, to businessman Carlos Avery, who founded Fiber-Care, Inc. and mother, Dr. Ethel Jones, a postsecondary educator. Avery’s parents were amongst the first to build a home in the Arrowhead subdivision located in district 1. Currently, he is a paralegal with the Vance Law Firm, P.C., and works within the firm’s Public Relations External Affairs.
Carlton has remained connected to the community as he serves/ has served with organizations like the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Member, Child Protect Junior Executive BoardMember, F. Scott Zelda Fitzgerald Museum Board Member, Renascence Board Member, Leadership Montgomery Torchbearer’s Class (VIII), Montgomery Lions Club Member, West Montgomery Action Committee Member.