Alabama elects first Jewish legislator in more than four decades

Phillip Ensler, a lawyer and former teacher, declared victory Tuesday night over incumbent Republican Charlotte Meadows to serve in the Alabama House of Representatives. Meadows had represented House District 74 since a special election in 2019 to replace Rep. Dmitri Polizos, who died while in office. Redistricting based on the 2020 census, though, shifted the … Read more

Phillip Ensler wins House District 74 in first Democratic state house flip since 2010

Attorney Phillip Ensler appeared to defeat Rep. Charlotte Meadows for a Montgomery-area House seat, becoming the first Democrat to flip an Alabama House seat in 12 years. Ensler had 7,490 votes (60%) in unofficial returns Tuesday night. Meadows had 4,972 votes (40%). “We have won, and I’m excited and grateful, but humbled,” Ensler said in … Read more

Phillip Ensler brings focus on education, public safety as newly elected state rep

Phillip Ensler, the recently elected Democratic state House Representative for Montgomery’s District 74, was voted in by a wide margin against Republican incumbent Charlotte Meadows, gaining exactly 60 percent of the vote on election day. “It’s always a big relief when you get the results and see that our message, focusing on solutions and working together … Read more