Local small business owner Phillip Rigsby announced that he is running for Alabama State Representative District 25 as a Republican. Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, currently represents the 25th District but has announced that he will not be seeking another term.
“My family and I prayed about this decision,” Rigsby said. “We are certain now is the right time in my life and I want to serve the citizens of this district. I want to be found faithful by God that I loved my neighbor by selflessly serving and representing them well.”
“No one can ever replace Speaker McCutcheon,” Rigsby said. “He has served our community and led our State with the highest standards. I have the utmost respect, appreciation, and admiration for him. I want to carry on the legacy and groundwork he has laid for our district.”
“As your next Representative I will make sure we continue to receive our fair share of funding from Montgomery for our roads, infrastructure, and schools,” Rigsby said. “Just like hard working families live within their means and balance their check book, so should our government. I will cut the wasteful spending and demand accountability. I will keep our economy moving in the right direction by working with our local and state leaders on recruiting jobs to North Alabama. Protecting our conservative values is crucial. I will stand up for our 2nd Amendment rights, protect the unborn, and fight against the liberal policies that are being pushed upon us. It’s time to make our voices loud and clear against the cancel culture.”
Rigsby has a pharmacy degree from Auburn University. He was born and raised in Huntsville and is a 1994 graduate from SR Butler High School in 1994.
Rigsby went to work for Kroger Pharmacy after graduation. In 2004, he began working at Huntsville Compounding Pharmacy and The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. He later purchased both in 2015 and continues to work as a pharmacist at both locations.
“Pharmacists are among the most trusted professions in America,” Rigsby said. “As a pharmacist, I have learned to listen to my patient’s issues, even when it seemed no one else would. As a compounding pharmacist, I can think outside of the box to become an advocate and problem solver for them. I will take these skills to District 25 and listen to the people. I will go to Montgomery and fight for the issues facing them.”
Rigsby has served as president of both the Madison County Pharmacy Association and the Harrison School of Pharmacy Alumni Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Pharmacy Owners Alliance. He previously served as PTA president at Monrovia Elementary School and was a Cubmaster for Troop 8 at Monrovia Elementary. He is a volunteer fireman and EMT with Monrovia Fire and Rescue. Since joining the department in 2004, he has served as a Captain, EMT educator, CPR instructor and has recently begun serving as the Chaplain.
Rigsby and his wife of 23 years, Pamela, are founding members of Providence Baptist Church where he is a Youth Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader and Worship Music Leader. He also is the stadium announcer for varsity football games at Westminster Christian Academy.
Pamela is a former special education teacher at Sparkman High School. She currently works with the Westminster athletic department facilitating concessions and works as a pharmacy technician when needed at the couple’s pharmacies.
They have two sons.
The 25th District includes portions of Madison and Limestone Counties. The whole Legislature will have to be reapportioned and redistricted before the May 24, 2022, major party primaries.