Who is running and who is not? MPs talk about re-election
By CAROLINE BECK and TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News
MONTGOMERY, Alabama – With less than a year to go to the primary elections, many state lawmakers are deciding whether or not to stand for re-election in 2022.
Several high-level leaders in the House and Senate have previously announced that they will not stand for re-election, including Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia and former Senate Speaker Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston. The Alabama Daily News previously reported that other longtime lawmakers were deciding to hang up their political boots, including Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville and Rep. Harry Shiver, R-Bay Minette.
DNA has contacted several other lawmakers to inquire about their re-election plans. Here is the last one.
No longer run
House District 62
Rep. Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa, told the Alabama Daily News that he will not be running in 2022. He represents House District 62, which includes parts of Tuscaloosa and Bibb counties.
âRight from the start, I set myself a two-term limit and I intend to keep my commitment,â said Wingo.
Wingo was first elected in 2014 in a district that is reliably Republican, receiving 68 percent of the vote in the 2018 general election. He currently sits on the House’s General Ways and Means Committee and is vice-chairman of the House. ethics committee and campaign finance.
Former Tuscaloosa County CFO Bill Lamb has confirmed to DNA that he plans to run for the Republican nomination for HD 62 and will officially announce his campaign in the coming weeks.
District 15 House
Rep. Allen Farley, R-McCalla will not run for re-election in 2022 after discussing it with his family. He represents House District 15, which includes west-central Jefferson County.
Farley was first elected to the House in 2010 and currently sits on the House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee and is Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Farley told DNA that Chris Willis, the chief of staff to Jefferson County Commissioner Jimmy Stephens, is considering running for Farley’s seat next year. Willis could not be reached for comment.
House Quartier 95
Rep. Steve McMillan, R-Gulf Shores, has announced he will not be running again next year, according to Gulf Coast News Today reported. He represents House District 95, which includes Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and other parts of southern Baldwin County.
McMillan, soon to be 80, was first elected to the seat in 1980 in a special election after his brother, current state treasurer John McMillan, left the seat.
He currently sits on the County and Municipal Government Committee, Rules Committee, Internal Affairs Committee, Technology and Research Committee, and Ways and Means Education Committee.
Frances Holk-Jones has filed a report from the main campaign committee for the Republican nomination of HD 95 but has yet to officially announce. The report says she has already raised $ 182,071 in campaign contributions.
District 36 House
Rep. Randy Wood, R-Anniston, told DNA he plans to run for reelection next year. Wood represents House District 36, which includes Anniston and parts of Calhoun and Talladega counties.
âI want to try at least one more term and then see what happens,â Wood said. “I really enjoy this position and want to see what more I can accomplish.”
Wood was first elected to the House in 2002 and is a member of the House Rules Committee, the Tourism Economic Development Committee, the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and chairs the Internal Affairs Committee.
District 32 House
Representative Barbra Boyd, D-Anniston, also told ADN that she plans to run for re-election next year. Boyd represents House District 32, which includes Anniston and parts of Oxford.
âI don’t think you change horses in the middle of the creek and there is still a lot more I would love to do in education and helping the young and old in the community,â Boyd said. .
Boyd was first elected in 1994 and is the rank minority member of the House County and Municipal Government Committee, Rules Committee, and Child and Elder Advocacy Committee.
District 36 House
Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, told DNA he would run for re-election. He represents House District 35, which includes eastern Talladega County, most of Clay County and parts of southern Calhoun County.
âMy goal in politics is to help people,â said Hurst. “Helping people is my hobby and I love the challenge of trying to solve problems for people and I feel like the good Lord put me here for a reason and that’s d ‘helping people and that’s what I intend to do. “
Hurst was first elected to the House in 1998 and is currently a member of the House Municipal and County Government Committee and the Agriculture and Forestry Committee.
District 75 House
Rep. Reed Ingram, R-Mathews, told ADN he plans to run for re-election in 2022. He represents House District 75, which includes eastern Montgomery County and parts of central County of Elmore.
He was first elected to the House in 2014 and currently sits on the House County and Municipal Government Committee, the Financial Services Committee, and the Agriculture and Forestry Committee.
Alabama Daily News will continue to keep readers informed about the 2022 electoral landscape. Do you have a tip on who’s running and who isn’t? Email Todd Stacy at [email protected] or Caroline Beck at [email protected]