By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Alabama Republican Party Senior Vice Chairman Sam Givhan announced that he is running for Alabama State Senate, District 7. Givhan made the decision after incumbent Senator Paul Sanford (R-Huntsville) announced that he would not seek re-election.
Givhan said, “I have been living, working and active in the Madison County Community for more than two decades. I know the issues that matter most to the families, businesses and residents of the greater Huntsville area and believe I have the leadership it takes to represent Madison County in the State Senate.”
Givhan stated, “We are facing great challenges in Alabama with roads in disrepair, budgetary problems, and a lack of faith in our elected officials. I can bring everyone to the table and work on solutions to keep taxes low and government small and serve with honesty and integrity. I have a history of finding solutions to issues and I can take that experience to the next level.”
Givhan is a seventh generation Alabama native. He was raised on his family’s farm in Safford, Alabama, in Dallas County, where his family continues operating an active farm. Givhan has been practicing law in Huntsville for the past 22 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Finance at Auburn University and a law degree from the University of Alabama.
Givhan currently is a shareholder with Wilmer Lee, P.A., with a real estate centered practice. Givhan currently serves as Senior Vice-Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party and has served as Chairman of the Madison County Republican Party since August of 2014.
Givhan said, “I am a conservative and have spent countless hours over the last decade working to elect conservatives to all levels of office. I have been here working in the conservative trenches and now I am ready to take that fight to Montgomery.”
Sam has been married to Heather King Givhan for 25 years, and they have 6 children (ages 15-23). The Givhans attend Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville.