By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, held an official Kicks Off Campaign rally for the Republican nomination for Alabama lieutenant governor.
“I’ve been serving the people of my district, and now I want to serve all the people of Alabama,” Glover said.
Glover said that his focus will be on accountability and transparency in state government, and bringing good-paying jobs to the state.
“I want to make the Legislature open to all people, looking out for all Alabamians and not just the select few,” Glover said.
Over 200 supporters attended the event at the Semmes Community Center on Thursday.
The event in his hometown featured carnival games for the kids, a cake walk and a catfish dinner.
Glover is a native of Mobile and has served in the Alabama Legislature for 14 years. Glover was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006 and has been in the Alabama Senate since 2006.
“By serving in the Senate, I feel I am uniquely qualified to serve as Lieutenant Governor as I have gained first-hand the experience it takes to serve in this position,” Glover said.
Glover is a alumnus of B.C. Rain High School, Faulkner State Community College and the University of South Alabama.
Glover is retired after 25 years of teaching from Mary G. Montgomery High School in Semmes, Alabama. Glover and his wife, Connie, live in Semmes, Alabama, and attend Wilmer Baptist Church in Wilmer, Alabama. They have two daughters and a grandson. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and Gideons.
Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and state Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, are also running for Lieutenant Governor.
Gov. Kay Ivey was elected Lt. Governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. In April, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned due to legal issues stemming from his alleged affair with a married staffer, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. Ivey then became Governor. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, then assumed Ivey’s duties as Senate president. The Lieutenant Governor’s office is currently vacant.
The major party primaries will be June 5, 2018.