By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Republican David Wheeler announced today that he is running for Alabama House of Representatives, District 47.
Rep. Wheeler said in a statement, “I have a long track record of leadership and success in my professional career and with my civic, community and political endeavors,” Wheeler said. “My conservative philosophy will best represent the residents of District 47. As a staunch conservative, I will be a strong advocate for the citizens of Hoover and Vestavia Hills.”
Wheeler said, “I have the professional experience that will allow me to hit the ground running on Day One. My background in finance gives me a unique perspective in dealing with the problems Alabama has with its budget. I am willing to roll up my sleeves and tackle the tough issues. I support term limits. The longer someone is in Montgomery the more likely they will lose touch with their constituents.”
Wheeler said, “As a leader in the Republican Party, I was an early, vocal, and outspoken critic of former Speaker Mike Hubbard, and former Governor Robert Bentley. We need to hold our elected officials to a higher standard than what we have been seeing in Montgomery. I pledge to serve the residents of District 47 with honesty and integrity.”
Wheeler said in his campaign announcement that he will focus on bringing more jobs to Alabama by ensuring we remain a business-friendly state. He will also explore all options in how deal with Alabama’s budget woes. He will hold the line on higher taxes and runaway spending in Montgomery, and vows to fight to restore some of the public trust that we have lost in our elected officials recently.
David Wheeler has long been active in Republican politics. He is currently Treasurer for the Alabama Republican Party, the highest held Republican position by a Jefferson County resident. He also is a past chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Committee.
Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Montevallo, where he serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Samford. He is also a certified management accountant and spent 29 years working for Alabama Power, one half of that career was spent in accounting, budgeting and finance.
Wheeler also served for three years as president of Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc.
David and his wife, Diane, live in Vestavia Hills and attend All Saints Episcopal in Homewood.
House District 47 will be an open seat as incumbent Jack Williams (R-Vestavia) is running for Jefferson County Commissioner. Wheeler ran unsuccessfully in the GOP Primary in 2014.