By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, State Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) announced that he will run for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District in the 2018 Republican Primary. Incumbent Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) has already announced that he will seek re-election to a fifth term. This will set up a highly contested primary race between the two well known Republicans.
Sen. Holtzclaw said in a statement on social media, “I still believe in the American Dream, because I’m living it. I was orphaned at birth, and lived in a United Methodist Children Home until age 5 when I was taken in by a loving family that raised me as their own. I enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served 20 years on active duty, including service in the Gulf War and Somalia. I married my high school sweetheart 32 years ago, and we’ve raised two wonderful daughters. After retiring from the Marine Corps I worked at NASA and served my community on the Madison City Council and later as a Senator in the Alabama State Legislature. Together we can rekindle the American Dream and make America great again. I’m asking you for another opportunity to serve; to serve as your Congressman for the 5th District.”