Anniston businessman Keith Kelley on Wednesday announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for Alabama Senate District 12.
The seat is currently held by state Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, but Marsh recently announced he will not be seeking another term.
“I want to make sure that District 12 continues to have a strong voice in Montgomery and is represented with honesty and integrity,” Kelley said. “I learned the importance of serving others at an early age. I have a true desire for public service. As a job creator and political outsider, I will provide the leadership that Northeast Alabama needs to ensure that our area grows and thrives.”
Kelley has been the president of Harris-McKay Realty for more than 26 years. He started his first business at the age of 19.
Kelley has also served as president of the Alabama Association of Realtors and on the National Association of Realtors board of directors. He has also served in leadership roles in numerous business and charitable organizations.
Kelley has been an advocate for his community and has said he feels that his experience and ability to form relationships across the aisle would make him an effective state senator.
SD12 includes much of Calhoun County as well as parts of Talladega County. Alabama will redistrict before the 2022 election so many of the state’s Senate, House, state school board and congressional districts will look much different then than they do now.
The redistricting and reapportionment process has been delayed due to problems in the U.S. Census Bureau with finalizing the results of the 2020 Census.