Rochelle Walton



Rochelle Walton Gray Wins Primary With 65% of the Vote

Rochelle Walton Gray won the democratic primary election for State Representative of the 81st District on August 5th garnering 65% of the vote.  Gray, the daughter of former State Representative Elbert A. Walton, Jr., will succeed her step mother, current State Rep. Juanita Head Walton as the representative of the 81st District.

A Message From Rochelle


I want to first thank the voters of the 81st District for having enough confidence in me to nominate me as their democratic candidate for state representative.  I truly appreciate your vote.

This campaign was very hard work and I could not have done it without the support of my family and friends. It especially took a great deal of support/help from my immediate family members and a great deal of commitment from them.  We campaigned, daily. Some of my family members even took their vacations the week before and the week of to help me with my campaign.  We went out everyday, except Sundays.  If it rained, people came to the office and we made calls.  My intention was to make some type of personal contact with as many voters, as possible.  Just know that it takes that kind of dedication from people to really win a race.  Although, I am sure that the Walton name helped a lot, we still had to get the "name" out there and we had to counter-act the negative publicity.

I would like to add that...I am the type of person who always wants to see everybody happy and successful.  I am not at all comfortable with the fact that in order to win somebody has to lose -- no matter how "negative" the other person is.  So, please know that my "win" IS bitter-sweet because I whole heartedly supported all of those Unity PAC endorsed candidates who ran for office, yesterday.  Especially, the ones who I had a personal relationship with and worked with on a regular basis throughout this campaign.  That is why I could not be as excited as I would have, because I wanted us "all" to win.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who did ANYTHING to help make my race a success. My parents, my mother, my husband, my daughter, my sister, my brother-in-law, my best friend, nieces & nephew and my sisters/brothers in Christ were just awesome.


Swearing In Ceremony & Governor's Ball -- Mark Your Calendars

Rochelle to be sworn into office on January 7, 2009

Governors' ball set for January 12, 2009

For details on the swearing in ceremony and Governors' ball click here



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