By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, July 26, State Representative Danny Crawford (R-Athens) will run for re-election in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Rep. Crawford announced, “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to represent the residents of House District 5 the last two years. I’m looking forward to getting back to work on the issues that matter most to them: job creation, education, tax reform, and protecting our conservative values.”
Rep. Crawford won a special election in 2016, following the death of Rep. Dan Williams (R-Athens), who lost his battle with leukemia.
Crawford said, “During my time in the legislature, I have pushed legislation that added new teachers and protected teacher retirement and benefits. I have co-sponsored pro-life legislation to protect life of the unborn and support of all life at all ages. I have also worked to provided funding for new forensic auditing to target waste and abuse in state agency operations.”
Crawford grew up in the Belle Mina community on the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station farm. He received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Auburn University. Crawford served as Limestone County executive director of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) beginning in 1979, before being appointed state director by President George W. Bush (R) in 2001. He served a total of 33 years with FSA. He currently works as an independent crop insurance contractor.
Crawford served on the Athens City Council from 1993 to 2005. He has been active in the Limestone County community, serving as a past member of the Civitan, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. He is a member of the National Rifle Association.
Crawford is a member of the House Municipal and County Government, Health, and Limestone County Committees.
Crawford and his wife, Mary Kay, have one son. They attend Lindsay Lane Baptist Church.
In addition to Athens, District 5 covers the communities of Elkmont Tanner, and Ardmore in Limestone County.
The Republican Primary will be held on June 5, 2018.