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State Rep. Will Ainsworth to run for Lieutenant Governor

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. Will Ainsworth is expected to announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor on Saturday at a kick-off rally in Guntersville.

Ainsworth, a first term Representative who represents Marshall, Dekalb and Blount Counties, is now running to oversee the Alabama Senate and be second in line to the Governorship.

In a press release announcing his candidacy, Ainsworth touted his record on ethics reform, citing his membership on the House Ethics Committee and his signing of Articles of Impeachment against former Gov. Robert Bentley.

He also cited his term limit Legislation, which did not make it out of the Legislature. He also sponsored another piece of Legislation that would have allowed voters to recall elected officials “who abuse their office.”

Ainsworth said he is a strong “commonsense conservative” who supports abolishing “Obama-era” Common Core mandates and implementing strong anti-abortion Legislation if Roe v. Wade is overturned during President Donald Trump’s term.

He said he opposes all tax increases on citizens in Alabama.

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Ainsworth owns Dream Ranch, a hunting an fishing lodge near Guntersville. He also founded the Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo. He has a wife, Kendall, and three children.

The kick-off event will be held at Guntersville Town Hall at 341 Gunter Avenue on Saturday, June 24 at 6 p.m.

Ainsworth will face off against Alabama State Board of Education Member Mary Scott Hunter and State Sen. Rusty Glover for the Republican nomination.

 

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Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.

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