2018 Election

Heather Milam

Heather Milam

Office: Secretary of State

Party: Democratic

Residence: Birmingham

Political experience: None.

Professional experience: Facilitator, Co.Starters, Chattanooga, Tenn.; online licenser & account manager, EBSCO Industries, 2003-2004; national sales manager, Executive Traveler magazine, 2004-2005; senior account executive, Network Communications Inc., 2006-2011; chief operating officer, Weld for Birmingham, 2011; adjunct professor, University of Montevallo College of Business, 2017 to present.

Civic experience: Emerge Alabama; board member for several nonprofits in education, the arts and the environment.

Education:Auburn University; Birmingham-Southern College.

Main issues: In a story on Patch.com, Milam said there needs to be more involvement in the political process.

“Passive participation in a democracy is not an option, she said. “Democracies work when we vote and when we flood the ballot with qualified candidates, many of whom are women.”

Top contributors: Persistence PAC, $4,977; Doug Turner, $3,100; R. Parker Griffith, $2,000; Nelson Brooke, $1,500; Dell Brooke, $1,000; Elizabeth Pharo, $1,000; IBEW Local Union, $1,000; Meredith Shepherd, $1,000; Sally Locklear, $1,000; Marion F. Walker, $500..

Campaign: http://milamforsecretary.com