Thetford announces candidacy for Court of Civil Appeals

January 18, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, former Jefferson County Circuit Judge Peyton C. “Pat” Thetford announced his candidacy for Place 1 on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

Thetford has qualified for the seat currently held by Judge Craig Pittman. Pittman has announced he will not seek re-election.

“I believe that my background of having over 27 years of experience as a civil lawyer and Civil Circuit Judge makes me uniquely qualified to serve as an Appellate Judge on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals,” Thetford said. “If elected, I will bring vast experience and conservative values to the court. I will work hard to administer justice fairly and equitably, but always grounded in the rule of law.”

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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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Audri Scott Williams announces run for Congressional District 2

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, September 30, 2017, Audri Scott Williams, Global Trustee for URI (United Religions Initiative) announced that she was running as a Democrat for Alabama’s Second Congressional Seat in 2018.  That seat is currently held by U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

Williams said in a statement, “I’m running because we’ve been neglected by politicians who’ve placed party interests before public interests.  We’ve been neglected by those in power who looked away from the lost factories and underpaying jobs, who turned a blind eye to rising premiums and the return of preexisting conditions, who let our veterans languish in conditions that are beneath their service, and who’ve normalized the lack of accountability in Washington.“

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Tony Riley announces State House candidacy

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Attorney Tony Riley announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for the District 18 seat for the Alabama House of Representatives.

Riley said that his campaign will focus on economic growth in Northwest Alabama and improving education.

“With the unprecedented economic growth that parts of Alabama have experienced over the past few years, it is now more important than ever that we, in the more rural areas of the state, concentrate on improving education. This must be our goal so that our children have the advantage for opportunity, success, and the ability to stay and thrive in their hometown,” Riley said.

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Ginny Shaver running for House District 39

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, Ginny Shaver announced that she is running for the Republican nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives District 39. She made the announcement amidst a crowd of supporters, friends and family in her hometown at Leesburg Day.

Shaver said, “I’m proud to be a 5th generation Alabamian, and District 39 has been our home for the past 34 years. During that time our regional political landscape has transformed to a solid conservative majority and our representation should reflect that change. President Trump was elected because the people are tired of political insiders and special interests in all levels of government. That is why I must step forward now and give the voters a clear choice and an opportunity to elect one of the people, for the people.”

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