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Senate District 30 Candidates Address Republicans in Chilton County

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, April 26 Republican state Senate District 30 candidates: Clyde Chambliss, Harris Garner and Suzelle Josie joined Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) and Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead at the Republican Pumpkin Patch rally in Clanton Alabama.

Clyde Chambliss was the first to speak. Chambliss said that he was running for State Senate district 30 which includes all or parts of Chilton, Elmore, Coosa, Autauga, and Tallapoosa Counties.  Chambliss said that the State and the District face plenty of problems.

Chambliss said that he is a former member of the Autauga County Commission where they build next year’s budget based on last year’s revenue.  He hopes that the state legislature will adopt similar policies in order to build that strong fiscal foundation to solve problems budgeting for things like Medicaid and prisons.

Chambliss is an engineer and a current member of the Prattville City Council.

Harris Garner said I am not a politician, I am a small business owner. Garner said that he built his business through hard work and determination.

Garner introduced his wife, Kathy to the crowd. Garner owns Garner Electric Company.

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Garner said that we do have a problem in Montgomery and that is lifetime politicians who are worrying about their back pocket instead of the business of the people of the State.

Garner said that the Pumpkin Patch Rally should have been attended by 2000 or 3000 people, but the people of Alabama are losing interest because they are losing faith in our government.

Suzelle Josie said. “Hello Chilton County!  I am running for State Senate District 30.  There are three 3 men and a lady in this ace and I am the lady!”

Josie said that the Bible and traditional values provide us with a moral compass to live our lives and that we should not be afraid of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We have to stand up for traditional values.

Josie said that if elected she would be the only Pro-life woman in the state senate. Josie thanked our veterans for our freedom.  The government should leave our guns alone and leave our property alone.

“When I go to the State Senate I will propose that small businesses be given the same incentives that we are giving the Hundais and Airbuses.”

Josie is a former spokesperson for Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore.

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Insurance agent Bill Harris is also a Republican candidate in this race, but he was not in attendance.

Josie, Garner, and Chambliss are running for the District 30 seat currently held by Senator Bryan Taylor (R) of Prattville.  Sen. Taylor is not seeking a second term.

The Republican Primary will be held on June 3.


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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