I’m Samantha Humphries, a 33-year old Birmingham native, web designer and pledged delegate for Pete Buttigieg in AL-6. I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where I still currently live with my wife Laurin and our two rescue dogs, Poe and Ziggy. And to the dismay of my family, I have been a lifelong Democrat.
As a millennial, I watched as the towers fell on 9/11 from my 10th-grade classroom and soon after saw my friends go off to war. When I graduated college in 2008, I felt the ramifications of an economic collapse and recession. And in the past several years, I’ve watched Trump divide this country with his hate and vitriol and rip my own family apart. This is personal to me. We have all experienced the downfalls of Republican leadership, and enough is enough! As a proud supporter of Pete Buttigieg, I believe Pete will help us not only win in 2020 but win the next era of politics, one where we actually get stuff done and don’t delight in tearing each other apart in the process.
I have always supported Democrats and advocated for racial, gender and income equality, but I’ve never been active in politics until now.
I heard Pete Buttigieg give an interview in 2017 and was blown away. He spoke about the future of our party and what comes next. Pete believes in making college affordable for all but also in securing a good job without going to college through trade and technical schools. He will fix our broken healthcare system without raising taxes. And he wants to take the politics out of the Supreme Court with sweeping reforms. So when Pete launched his exploratory committee, I was there every step of the way supporting him. Now, I want to see this through and turn the page on politics of the past and elect Pete Buttigieg as the next President of the United States.
As a delegate, I promise transparency throughout the convention process. I will post videos and real time updates on my social media about exactly what is happening throughout the convention. If you want to see exactly how this process works in real time, I’m asking for your vote on March 3 to represent CD-6 and Pete Buttigieg at the Democratic National Convention.
In my spare time, I volunteer for the Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue, shamelessly update my dogs’ Instagram account (@Poe_And_Ziggy), travel around the country with my wife, and do crazy things like run for pledged delegate for Pete Buttigieg.