By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, Madison County GOP Chairman Sam Givhan has formally qualified with the Republican Party to run for the Alabama State Senate representing District 7 in Madison County.
“I am excited to hit the campaign trail and talk to the voters about the issues they care about most, things like the economy, education, and infrastructure,” Givhan said. “We’ve got great some great momentum happening in the district and around the state, and I know we can take this progress to the next level.”
Givhan is a shareholder at the law firm, Wilmer & Lee, P.A., where he specializes in commercial real estate transactions, development and financing for clients, including the City of Huntsville. He is also the owner of Houston Land Company and SHG Development Company, and he continues to be involved in his family’s farm, which was named Alabama’s Farm of Distinction in 2012. Givhan is the senior vice chairman of the Alabama Republican Party.
Givhan was born and raised in rural Dallas County. Givhan has a degree in Finance from Auburn University and graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama Law School. He lives in Huntsville, with his wife, Heather, and their six children.
Senate District 7 encompasses portions of Huntsville, along with Meridianville, Alabama, and Hazel Green, Alabama. The seat is currently held by state Sen. Paul Sanford, who is not running for another term.
State school board member Mary Scott Hunter is also running in the Republican primary for Senate District 7.
The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018.
The Republicans have had a filibuster-proof super majority in the state Senate since the 2010 election.