Craig Lipscomb qualifies for State House District 30

January 19, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Craig Lipscomb, a Gadsden area architect, recently formally filed paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party to qualify as a candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives in District 30.

“I am honored to run for the Republican nomination for House District 30,” Lipscomb said. “This decision is the result of much time and prayer with friends, family and respected members of our community. It was not taken lightly, and I am certain that this is both a wise and appropriate decision for myself and our community.”

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Candidates appeal to St. Clair County Farmers

January 16, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, January 15, 2018, the St. Clair County Farmer’s Federation held a political forum in Ashville, Alabama.  Candidates spoke to the farmers about the issues facing St. Clair County and the state of Alabama.

“I have served one term in the Senate and three terms in the House,” state Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, said. “I am going to do it one more time. I look forward to your support.  I don’t think I have ever taken a stand against a Farmer’s Federation position.”

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Robert McKay runs as a Republican in House District 30

November 20, 2017

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.”

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Legislators Visit St. Clair Farmers Federation

January 19, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, January 12, state Senator Phil Williams (R from Rainbow City) and State Representative Jim Hill (R from Odenville) both addressed the gathered members of the St. Clair Farmer’s Federation in Ashville.

Sen. Williams told the influential farmers’ group, “Thank you, it is my real honor to be here as your State Senator.”

Sen. Williams said that his race with former State Senator Larry Means (D from Attalla) was one of the most contested races in the state last year. Williams said, “We outspent everybody except for the Governor and the attorney general.” The career Army Officer and Rainbow City attorney unseated Sen. Means (then under indictment) in the historic Republican landslide election of 2010. Former Sen. Means (now the Mayor of Attalla) tried to get his seat back in 214. Williams thanked the farmers for helping him win.
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McClendon Emphasizes that Republican Turnout is Critical in November 4 Election

September 26, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, September 25, the St. Clair County Republican Party leadership met at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Ashville.

State Representative Jim McClendon (R) from Springville addressed the group about the importance of getting out the vote for the November 4th Election. Rep. Jim McClendon is the Republican nominee for Alabama Senate District 11, which represents much of St. Clair County as well as portions of Talladega and Shelby County.
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Senate District 11 Candidates Speak to St. Clair County Farmers Federation

March 12, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, March 12 the St. Clair County Farmer’s Federation held their monthly dinner meeting in Ashville.  Candidates and members alike dined on chicken, roast beef, pizza, chicken livers, pie, deviled eggs and other dishes then heard appeals from candidates for public office.

Both Republican candidates for Senate District 11 were in attendance.

Senator Jerry Fielding (R) from Sylacauga said, “I am running for reelection for State Senate.  I am the incumbent.  I am glad to be here and meet the real people.”
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Phil Williams Campaigning in St. Clair County

October 21, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, Alabama State Senator Phil Williams (R) from Rainbow City was in Ashville talking to the St. Clair County Farmer’s Federation seeking their endorsement.

Senator Williams’ district currently consists of Etowah and Cherokee Counties; but redistricting means that in the 2014 election it will expand to include parts of Dekalb County and Northern St. Clair, specifically Chandler Mountain, Steele, a portion of Ashville, and Ragland.
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