The Alabama Forestry Association has endorsed state Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, in his bid for state Senate District 31.
“Mike is such a well-respected public servant to the people of Alabama,” said AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson. “As Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Mike’s work ethic is unsurpassed. He reads and researches every bill and many of his colleagues look to him for guidance on legislation. AFA is proud to support him in his bid for State Senate.”
Jones currently serves in the Alabama House of Representatives where he is chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. Prior to that assignment, he served as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
“To be endorsed by the Alabama Forestry Association is an honor,” Jones said in a statement. “As a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, I have always supported our forestry industry from the stump to the mill and I will continue to do so in the Alabama State Senate.”
Jones supports low taxes and private property rights. Jones is a life-long resident of Andalusia. He is an attorney and a municipal court judge. He is currently serving his third term representing House District 92.
Incumbent Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, is retiring after serving 11 terms in the Legislature.
Senate District 31 presently includes Coffee, Covington, Dale and Pike counties, but the whole Legislature will be reapportioned and redistricted based on the 2020 Census before the election.
The Republican primary election will be held on May 24, 2022.
The Alabama Forestry Association is one of the largest state forestry associations in the country with a membership that includes forest products manufacturers, landowners, loggers, wood dealers, foresters, consultants and others involved in forestry. AFA is dedicated to protecting and improving the business, regulatory and legal environment for landowners and forest business owners to ensure profitable and sustainable operations.
Forests cover more than two-thirds of the state and provide the raw material for Alabama’s second-largest manufacturing industry. The Alabama Forestry industry provides a $27.7 billion total economic output to the state’s economy.