Artur Davis brought a message of optimism to Sumter County.
"I believe there are no limits on what west Alabama can be," said Davis.
Davis met with constituents and education and local government leaders at the University of West Alabama.
Last month Davis defeated longtime incumbent Earl Hilliard for the Democratic nomination for the District 7 Congressional seat.
Davis credits the victory to the voters' desire for change---something he promises to bring, especially to the Black Belt region of the state, if he's elected in November.
"The Livingston area in particular is prime for economic development because of its close access to the interstate.," said Davis. "We're going to try to spread that message and be a good salesman for west Alabama."
"Our outdoor resources are unlimited and pristine and very beautiful," said Livingston Mayor Tom Tartt. "We hope that he can help us capture maybe some tourist dollars in those areas.
"As most people know, Choctaw County does not have a hospital at this time," said County Commissioner C.D. "Budd" Ruffin. "We would like to have a hospital but we need federal dollars to do that."
"We don't want to put any limits on what we can bring to west Alabama," said Davis. " We are going to look across the board and try to attract companies with good paying jobs to this area. As we move in the coming year, people are going to see sustained economic change in this area, if we have anything to do about it."
Davis will face Libertarian candidate Lauren McCay in the general election in November.