By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, July 24, 2017, State Representative Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) announced that he will seek a second term in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Rep. Hanes announced, “I’m looking forward to returning to Montgomery so I can work on behalf of the great people of District 23. North Alabama’s been my family’s home for over a generation, and I am proud to have this opportunity to serve these wonderful communities.”
Hanes said. “I am proud to have fought for our local schools and against higher taxes.”
Hanes is a retired firefighter. In 2014 Hanes defeated long-time Democratic incumbent John Robinson.
During his first term, Hanes has been an advocate for legislation that would improve public safety. He is the proud sponsor of The Kelsey Smith Act, which requires cell phone companies to turn over location data to law enforcement if the person’s life is in immediate danger. Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed the measure into law this past May.
Rep. Hanes serves on the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, the Agriculture and Forestry Committee and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
He has been married to his wife Rhonda for over 30 years. They have two children.
District 23 includes: Scottsboro, Stevenson, Hollywood, Section, Pisgah, and Bridgeport in Jackson County, as well as Powell in DeKalb County.
The major party primaries will be on June 5, 2018.