By Alexandra Micher
MONTGOMERY, AL – Attorney and community advocate Phillip Ensler has officially announced his candidacy for Alabama State Representative in House District 74.
Deeply rooted in the Montgomery community through extensive community service and his work as a former Montgomery Public Schools educator, Ensler is focused on providing a strong voice and dedicated representation for the residents of his district.
“My primary goal as your representative is to bring advocacy, accountability, and action to the State House as we fight to make District 74 and the State of Alabama a more prosperous, safer, and inclusive community for all residents,” Ensler said of his candidacy Monday.
He continued, “We will continue to collaborate with so many community members to deliver solutions. We will fight for economic mobility, expanded access to mental health services and medical care, high quality public education, and criminal justice reform and public safety.”
Ensler’s commitment to Alabama – specifically Montgomery – has not only inspired this run for office but has also allowed him to share his skills and talents and give back to local youth. In 2012, Ensler started Marching On – a program in which he and some of his students fly to Washington, D.C. to meet with leaders, tour colleges, and learn about career opportunities. Today, the program now includes students from all five of Montgomery’s traditional public high schools.
Ensler holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a law degree from Cardozo Law School. He is currently the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama. Ensler previously taught social studies at Lee High School through Teach for America, served as Policy Counsel for Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, and served as Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Steven L. Reed.
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