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Bonner, Ross Travel to DC to Lobby for New Interstate Bridge Over Mobile River

9/22/2014

Adams and Reese Mobile Office Partner in Charge Britton Bonner, along with Adams and Reese Special Counsel Jay Ross, are traveling to Washington DC this week with several business leaders from Alabama to lobby federal elected officials for a new Interstate-10 bridge over Mobile River. The story was covered by TV station, Local 15.

“We’ve setup meetings with every member of Congress along the Gulf Coast from Baton Rouge to Tallahassee,” said Bonner, who is representing the Coastal Alabama Partnership and serves on the organization’s executive committee.

Funding is still a major topic of discussions. “That's really the next hurdle and the one that will take the most time,” said Bonner.

The group will meet with elected officials in Washington D.C. Tuesday around 8 a.m. They'll arrive back in Mobile on Wednesday.

The following representatives are traveling on the trip:

Elected Officials:
Baldwin County:

Mayor Pro Tempore Carolyn Doughty - Gulf Shores
Mayor Dane Haygood - Daphne
Mayor Tim Kant - Fairhope
Mayor John Koniar - Foley
Mayor Michael McMillan - Spanish Fort
Mayor Robert "Bob" Wills - Bay Minette
Commissioner Tucker Dorsey
Commissioner Chris Elliott
Commissioner Charles "Skip" Gruber

Mobile County:
Mayor Jeff Collier - Dauphin Island
Mayor Brett Dungan - Bayou La Batre
Mayor Troy Ephriam - Prichard
Mayor Paul Murray -  Satsuma
Mayor Howard Rubenstein - Saraland
Mayor Sandy Stimpson - Mobile
Commissioner Jerry Carl

Non-Elected Officials:
Wiley Blankenship - Coastal Alabama Partnership
Britton Bonner - Coastal Alabama Partnership
Jill Boxler - Governor of the State of Alabama
Lee Lawson - Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance
Mike Lee - Build the I-10 Bridge Coalition
Chris Miller - South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Kevin Harrison - South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Jay Ross - Mobile County
Bill Sisson - Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
George Talbot - City of Mobile
Jim Teel - Goodwyn, Mills, and CawoodBig Week In D.C. For Area Leaders