By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Recently, Jonathan Berryhill (R) candidate for Alabama State Senate issued a written statement about political corruption following the indictments of state Representative Barry Moore (R) from Enterprise, the guilty plea by Rep. Greg Wren (R) from Montgomery, and the pending trial of former state Senator Lowell Baron (D) from Fyffe which have rocked the Alabama political world.
Jonathon Berryhill said, “The deception and corruption that we have seen exposed in Montgomery in the past few days has left me disappointed in the character of many of our elected leaders. This is why I am running for State Senate. For too long, I have sat by and watched as our elected officials have time and again betrayed our trust, misled their constituents, and abandoned the principles to which they once held. I am proud to have the support of my family, my church, and an incredible network of grassroots supporters. I will never compromise my values or my beliefs for financial, political or personal gain. I believe it is time to send some good men and women to Montgomery who will actually work for the voters, and not for themselves. We still have many wonderful leaders in our state that hold themselves to the highest moral and ethical standards and I look forward to serving with them. Please join me in taking back the legislature and restoring integrity and honesty to our government.”
Jonathan Berryhill is the CEO of B&B Health Services. He is running in Alabama State Senate, District 1 for the seat being vacated by Senator Tammy Irons (D) from Florence. Berryhill said that his decision to run was based on a desire to ensure that Alabama’s future is bright for those who will come behind him.
Berryhill said, “My children are the most important thing in my life. As a father of six, I am concerned about the direction of our State and our country. My children will be growing up here. I feel God has given me the opportunity to make a positive impact in our State, and I intend to take it.”
Berryhill is a native of Winfield, Alabama. He joined the Army after graduating high school in 1996, and served in “Operation Joint Guard,” a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and was awarded an Expert Infantry Badge in the Army. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1999, following multiple injuries.
In 1999, Jonathan became a police officer, joining the Athens PD in the Spring of 2001. He left the police force in the Summer of 2002 to pursue his college education at the University of North Alabama where he walked on as a linebacker. Eventually his military injuries forced him to give up football. He transferred to Athens State University where he graduated in 2005 with honors, earning a Biology and Chemistry degree. In 2004, Jonathan began working for a company in the medical field, where he worked his way up to become CEO in 2006.
The Republican Primary is on June 3rd.
By Brandon Moseley
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