By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Tuesday, Alabama State Representative Allen Farley (R) from McCalla launched his 2014 re-election with a fund raising party at Bessemer’s historic Bright Star Restaurant. An overflowing crowd of supporters forced the Bright Star to have to open a second room.
Representative Farley said that he would not be in the legislature without all the support from his many friends. Farley said that he and his wife prayed long and hard about whether or not to run again for a second term in Montgomery. Ultimately the Jefferson County Republican decided to run for re-election.
Farley said that not every day is scoring a touchdown by passing good legislation into law. Some days a good day is playing defense and stopping bad legislation in its tracks.
Tuesday was also Farley’s mother’s birthday. Farley thanked his Mother (who attended the event) for bringing him into the world and always being there for him. A large birthday cake was cut for all of the guests.
The 105 year old Bright Star Restaurant owned by brothers Jim and Nick Koikos is recognized as one of the best restaurants in Alabama and is best known for its steaks and snapper.
Farley is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and was elected to the legislature following 36 years in law enforcement. Rep. Farley was Assistant Jefferson County Sheriff for the last seven years of his law enforcement career.
Allen Farley is married to Muriel Farley and they have three daughters and ten grandchildren.
As of press time, the Alabama Political Reporter knows of no announced opponent for Farley either in the Republican Primary or in the General Election.