By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, former Ashville Mayor Robert McKay announced that he was running as a Republican for state representative in state House District 30.
“I would like to announce that I will be seeking the office of Alabama House District 30 in 2018,” McKay said in a statement. “The seat is being vacated by Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, who won the Primary against me in 2014.”
“I served Ashville for almost 27 years, 3 terms on council and 4 terms as Mayor,” McKay said. “I bring experience and knowledge of the needs of small municipalities and promise to work continuously to help meet the needs of all areas of District 30. I also have a great relationship with Etowah County where I can Honestly say I have as many friends as I do in St. Clair County.”
McKay has been married to his wife, Gina, for 24 years. McKay has two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren.
“My campaign will promise to work to improve infrastructure and improve our schools.” McKay promised to both improve the physical facilities and, “To improve the working conditions for our teaching and administrative staff.”
“I ask for your support so I can work hard for all of you…Thanks Robert McKay.”
Current representative, Mack Butler, is running for state Senate for the seat currently held by Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City.
The St. Clair Times has reported that Riverside Mayor Rusty Jessup is also running for the seat in the Republican primary.
House District 30 is composed of parts of St. Clair and Etowah Counties.
The major party primaries will be on June 5, 2018.