By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Earlier today Justin Barkley (R) from Homewood announced that he was running for the Alabama House of Representatives representing House District 46. Barkley is a practicing attorney in Homewood.
Mr. Barkley said, “I’m Justin Barkley, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for the Alabama State House of Representatives, District 46. I’m running because I believe it’s time for a new generation of conservative leaders to bring common sense solutions and conservative reforms to our state government. This District is my home. My family’s roots run deep in every corner of this District.”
Barkley also released an announcement as a video message directly to Facebook and Twitter and features ‘friends and family’ of Justin Barkley.
Barkley is a native of Hoover. He and his wife of 11 years, Melissa Aussman Barkley, are graduates of Hoover High School. Barkley has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. Together the Barkleys have three children: Owen (7), Willow (4), and Josie (2) and a son due in December.
Barkley said, “After I graduated from Harvard, Melissa and I lived in an apartment in Mountain Brook, while I attended the University of Alabama School of Law. After graduation, we bought a small home in Homewood, and I began practicing law on Lakeshore Drive. Over the years we’re blessed to watch our family grow, and Melissa and I are thrilled to be the parents of 3 wonderful children – with a fourth, a boy, on the way.”
Justin is active in the Republican Party, attends Riverchase United Methodist Church, and participates in youth sports and activities through his children and their schools. Barkley and his law firm are active in the community through participation in charitable and community events.
House District 46 includes parts of Homewood, Hoover and Mountain Brook and is in Jefferson County.
HD 46 is currently represented by Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood. Representative DeMarco has announced that he is seeking Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District seat being vacated by the retirement of Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia at the end of this current term. Therefore Alabama State House District 46 will be an open seat for the 2014 election cycle.
Justin’s statement said that he represents a new generation of conservative, Republican leadership, who will bring fresh ideas for common sense, pro-family and pro-business reforms to Montgomery. “It would be an honor and a privilege to represent this District, because its communities are where my family and I have lived, worked, gone to school and worshipped for many years,” Barkley said.
The Republican Primary will be held in June of 2014.