By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
s forum at the Greyson Valley Country Club in the Greater Trussville area. The Alabama Political Reporter was in attendance to cover the event.
Senator Beason told those in attendance, “I am running for Congress. I am from Gardendale. My wife is Lori. She would not go out with me in High School so that makes me different than some of these candidates who married their high school sweethearts.”
Sen. Beason said, “I hear all the good ideas from the other candidates and I want to say me too, me too, I am for that…Congress should live under the same laws as the rest of us. We all agree with that. We all agree that we have a tremendous problem with our national debt. Everyone says they are against Common Core. I led the fight against common core a few months ago in the state legislature and it was awfully lonely. If Republicans in the state legislature had done what they should have done this problem would already be gone. We all agree that we need to increase our energy production capability.”
Senator Beason said, “We all sit around our dinner table and ask: How could a Republican Supermajority not repeal Common Core? How can we not be the most pro-life State in the country? The Bush tax cuts expired because we could not manage to make tax cuts permanent when Republicans controlled the House, the Senate, and the Presidency.”
“The problem is that many legislators are perfectly comfortable to go along to get along. You and I pay a price for that. Beason said that we should send people to Congress who understand the legislative process. I have a proven track record. I fought Common Core because I have three children in public schools.”
Sen. Beason compared selecting a Congressman to hiring a football coach: “Do you hire someone from the smaller schools with a winning record or do you hire the people that interview well? Think about it as a business decision. When Alabama and Auburn hired coaches like Saban and Malzone who have proven themselves at lower level positions and schools they made winning hires. When the two football powers did not do that they had less satisfying results. Beason said that he has served two terms in the state Senate and served in the Alabama House of Representatives before that and is ready to move up to Congress.”
Scott Beason is running in a crowded District Six field that includes: State Representative Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood, prominent Harbert executive Will Brooke, Alabama Policy Institute co-founder and longtime President Gary Palmer, the owner of Royal Mattress Manufacturing in Pelham Tom Vigneulle, retired attorney Robert Shattuck, and Indian Springs orthopedist Dr. Chad Mathis.
Longtime Sixth Congressional District incumbent Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia is not seeking re-election. Bachus has served the Sixth District for 11 terms in the U.S. Congress.