By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, Attorney Tony Riley announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for the District 18 seat for the Alabama House of Representatives.
Riley said that his campaign will focus on economic growth in Northwest Alabama and improving education.
“With the unprecedented economic growth that parts of Alabama have experienced over the past few years, it is now more important than ever that we, in the more rural areas of the state, concentrate on improving education. This must be our goal so that our children have the advantage for opportunity, success, and the ability to stay and thrive in their hometown,” Riley said.
Riley has a Bachelor’s degree and a Law degree both from the University of Alabama. He has been actively involved with Republican politics for over three decades.
Riley has served as Human Resources director and general counsel at Tiffin Motorhomes for the last 10 years, and he previously practiced law in Colbert County for 18 years.
Incumbent Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, has held the seat since 1990. Morrow, however, is not running for another term in the house. Instead, he has announced his intentions to run for the state Senate seat, currently held by Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Sheffield.
According to his Facebook page, Riley is a Christian and has three daughters.
District 18 includes Franklin, Colbert and Lauderdale counties.
The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018.
Republicans are hoping that they can pick up some more seats in the Alabama House in 2018.