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David Wheeler qualifies to run for Alabama House Seat

The Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Alabama.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, David Wheeler has officially submitted his qualification paperwork and fees to the Alabama Republican Party for the Alabama House seat in District 47.

“Today culminates almost a year’s worth of work in preparation to represent the people of House District 47,” Wheeler said. “I’d like to thank my friends, family and other supporters, whose help made this become a reality. I’d especially like to thank my wife Diane for her continued encouragement and support.”

Wheeler has already picked up several key endorsements, including from the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA), the Alabama Forestry Association and the Home Builders Association of Alabama.

Since kicking off his campaign, Wheeler has consistently been one of the top fundraising House candidates with over $55,000 cash on-hand.

David Wheeler has long been active in Republican politics. He is currently Treasurer for the Alabama Republican Party, the highest held Republican position by a Jefferson County resident. He also is a past chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Committee.

Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Montevallo, where he serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Samford. He is also a certified management accountant and spent 29 years working for Alabama Power, one half of that career was spent in accounting, budgeting and finance.

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Wheeler also served for three years as president of Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc.

David and his wife, Diane, live in Vestavia Hills and attend All Saints Episcopal in Homewood.

House District 47 includes portions of Vestavia Hills and Hoover in Jefferson County.  The district is currently represented by Representative Jack “J.D.” Williams, R-Vestavia.  Rep. Williams is vacating the seat to run for Jefferson County Commissioner.

The major party primaries will be on June 5, 2018.


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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.



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