By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
State Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Tussville, will seek re-election this year.
Garrett filed qualifying papers this week with the Alabama Republican Party to run for another term representing House District 44. Garrett, who was first elected in 2014, currently represents part of Jefferson County including Trussville, Clay and parts of Pinson.
Garrett has served as a member of the influential House Ways and Means education budget committee, which oversees drafting of the Education Trust Fund budget; the Education Policy Committee; the Small Business and Commerce Committee; and the newly created Fiscal Responsibility Committee.
Garrett has consistently been involved with budget writing and fiscal issues, having also served as the co-chair of the Joint Task Force on Budget Reform, a panel of seven lawmakers formed in 2017 that makes recommendations for improving the state’s budgets. The Joint Task Force will submit a report early in the 2018 legislative session, which began Tuesday.
“He is deeply committed to fundamentally changing the way Montgomery operates, and our state’s finances will soon be on a much firmer foundation because of Rep. Garrett’s hard work, innovation and conservative reforms,” said House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia.
House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter said Garrett has an “encyclopedic knowledge of financial matters.”
The Republican primary election will be on June 5, 2018. No other Republican candidates have qualified as of yet for House District 44.