Covington County Commission Chairman Greg White on Friday announced that he is running in the Republican primary for election to the Alabama House of Representatives in House District 92. Incumbent Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, has announced that he is running for the Alabama Senate.
“I am pleased to announce my intention to seek the Republican nomination for the Alabama House District 92 seat,” White said. “Representative Mike Jones has been a strong leader for our community and state, and as he has decided to seek higher office, I would like to attempt to step into his shoes as our State Representative.”
In 1995, Greg was appointed to serve as chairman of the Covington County Commission, and he served in that office for over 13 years. Following an eight-year absence from the seat, White was re-elected in 2016 and again in 2020, He currently serves as chairman of the Commission.
“My position with the County Commission has afforded me the opportunity to work closely with economic development in Covington County and Southeast Alabama,” White added. “I will always be a champion for small business, and I will continue working daily to bring jobs and economic growth to our region.”
White is a CPA in private practice as a partner in White & McClung, LLC, a firm located in Andalusia. He has worked in public accounting since 1984, serving individuals, small businesses and non-profits. White said that these client relationships provide White with a unique perspective on the issues and problems faced by small businesses in Alabama; and that serving in the House will give him a platform from which to move Alabama towards a more business-friendly environment that will allow small businesses to thrive.
“I am strongly conservative and will always stand up against government overreach and stand for smaller government,” White said. “I believe I have the right experience and skills to serve District 92 effectively.”
Greg and his wife Jan have a long history of church, civic and community involvement. They were founding board members of Sav-A-Life of Covington County (a crisis pregnancy center ministry). He also was a founding board member of Crossover Ministry (an addiction recovery ministry) and of the Andalusia City Schools Foundation. The Whites both continue to serve those organizations today.
Greg and Jan have one daughter and two grandchildren. He and Jan participate in choir and mission endeavors through their church, Southside Baptist of Andalusia. They are both graduates of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.
District 92 includes all of Covington County and portions of Escambia and Coffee Counties.
Jones’ run for the Senate along with other recent announcements mean wholesale changes in the leadership of the Alabama House of Representatives moving forward even if Republicans retain control of the House next year. The most powerful positions in the House are speaker of the House, House majority leader, speaker pro tem., chair of the House Rules Committee, chair of House Ways & Means Committee Education, and chair of the House Ways & Means Committee General Fund.
The chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee Education Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa, left the House on Friday to accept the position of state finance director. Jones is leaving the House and his position as Rules chair to run for state Senate. Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, has announced that he is not seeking another term in the Legislature. Majority Leader National Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, and House Ways & Means General Fund Chair Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, are both running against each other to be the next speaker.
The Republican primary will be held on May 24, 2022.