JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Governor Don SIEGELMAN (Alabama) #general

Janet Reagan <sapres@...>

Don Siegelman is NOT Jewish...he is Catholic. Not aware of any Jewish
ancestry. HOWEVER, his wife is very Jewish, born Lori Allen in Birmingham.
Lori was Bat Mitzvahed at Temple Beth-El in B'ham, daughter Dana in
Montgomery, and son Joseph will be Bar Mitzvahed in Montgomery, while his
father is serving as governor! I grew up with Lori and her sister
Karen...our parents were very close friends.
As an aside: Don's opponent in the Democratic primary, Lenora Pate, is not
Jewish, but is married to Steve Brickman, a Jewish attorney who sits on the
board of every Jewish agency in the city, and she is a life member of Hadassah!

Don's name WAS pronounced "Seeegleman", now it is "Siggleman"...some think
that is his handler's recommendation to keep >from sounding so Jewish! Who
knows? Religion was NOT an issue in our elections, and he won by a landslide!

Janet Goldstein Reagan
Birmingham, Alabama

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