Colbert County Commissioner David Black is running for Treasurer

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, Colbert County Commissioner David Black announced his candidacy for state treasurer.

Black is an Economics professor at the University of North Alabama.

Black said in a statement that he plans to focus on growing the College Counts 529 Fund, encouraging the use of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings plan, and promoting sound fiscal policy for Alabama.

Black is a former White House staff member under the George H.W. Bush Administration and former professor at the University of Alabama. Black is currently the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Alabama.

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State Sen. Gerald Dial endorses Roy Moore

October 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Alabama state Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, endorsed Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.

“I have known Roy Moore for many years and I am proud to endorse his candidacy for the U.S. Senate,” Dial said in a statement. “He is a man who venerates the Constitution, loves our country, and puts principle above politics.”

“Judge Moore is a proud West Point graduate,” Dial said. “He served honorably as an Army officer in Vietnam, and as a judge, he always put the Constitution ahead of any petty political considerations,” Dial remarked. “The defining hallmark of his career is duty, honor, and country – the principle he learned years ago at West Point.”

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Gerald Dial announces run for Agriculture and Industries Commissioner

October 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama state Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Dial said that his campaign is focused on creating jobs in the state – whether it be agriculture, professional services or anything in between.

“I have a reputation of rocking the boat, stepping on the status quo,” Dials said. “We need someone to carry on Commissioner McMillan’s legacy, who will stand up for Alabama farmers and continue to bring more jobs to our great state.”

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Nicole Jones running for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries

July 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, July 29, 2017, Nicole Jones (R) announced that she was dropping her run for the State Senate and will instead be running statewide for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.

Nicole Jones said in a statement, “Over the past several weeks I have prayerfully considered where to best leave a legacy in our State, and the Lord presented an opportunity that overwhelmed my heart. At this time, I would be honored to have your support as I run for Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.”
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Public Hearing Today on a Bill Giving Governor Power to Select Auditor

April 20, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Even though Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) is facing a criminal investigation and an Ethics Commission investigation. Even though two of the last four elected Governors have actually been convicted of crimes, Bentley’s allies in the legislature are still pushing a bill that would strip the people of Alabama with the power to select their own auditor. House Bill 432 would give Bentley and future Governors the power to appoint the auditor….a constitutionally elected position that has been elected by the people since the 1901 Constitution was written.
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Auditor Gets Budget Cut in the Senate

March 24, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, March 23, the State Senate gave final approval Wednesday to the 2017 State General Fund (SGF) budget, SB125, passed earlier by the State House. The SGF budget now goes to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R), who can sign it into law or veto it, sending it back to the legislature.

While SB125 level funds most state agencies, the State Auditor’s office was cut five percent despite an anticipated four percent rise in state revenues. That cut is on top of a double-digit cut last year to the auditor.
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Peterson Refuses Ag. Department Job

January 11, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Dale Peterson (R) from Shelby County has refused the job that he had just accepted as Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan’s (R) confidential advisor.

In a written statement the U-tube sensation and former candidate for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries said, “Commissioner John McMillan and I have discussed me coming to the Department no less than four times over the last two years, most recently at my farm the week before Christmas. At that time I agreed, after John told me the Department is crumbling, in shambles and he needed someone there who has extensive business experience to put it back together. I knew it would make the other Deputy Commissioners uncomfortable due to their lack of farm and business experience. Nevertheless, I thought I could do well for the Department and the people of Alabama by accepting.”
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Irrigation Summit Held in Montgomery

August 16, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, nearly 250 farmers, government leaders, and economics experts met in Montgomery to discuss the many benefits of increased irrigation for farmers, landowners, and the economy of the state of Alabama.

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan (R) said, “For every 500,000 acres added to irrigation, our state’s economy will net $1 billion a year in new revenue. It’s equivalent to adding a new auto plant.”
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