Covington County businessman Matthew Hammett on Monday announced his candidacy for the Alabama House of Representatives, representing House District 92. HD 92 presently includes all of Covington and portions of Coffee and Escambia counties.
“I am a strong conservative supporter of freedom, liberty, personal choice and our Constitutional rights,” Hammett said in a statement. “I vow to do everything in my power to ensure you are represented well and have a strong voice in Montgomery. I am committed to representing the citizens of State House District 92 that includes all of Covington County and portions of Coffee and Escambia Counties.”
“As a cattleman, poultry producer, water-well contractor and small business owner, I understand the value of looking a person in the eye and telling the truth,” Hammett said. “I am committed to working for the citizens of Covington, Coffee and Escambia counties. I’d appreciate the opportunity to serve you in the Alabama Legislature, to ensure our district remains pro-family, is business friendly, and I pledge to be available to listen to your concerns and be your voice in Montgomery at the State House.”
“I vow to work with great transparency and with integrity to ensure all Alabamians have an abundance of opportunities and endless possibilities to achieve success,” Hammett said.
Incumbent state Rep. Mike Jones., R-Andalusia, has announced that he will be running for the state Senate rather than seek re-election to HD92. State Senate District 31 incumbent Sen. Jimmy Holley, R-Elba, recently announced he would be retiring after 44 years in the Alabama Legislature.
Covington County Commission Chairman Greg White is also running in the Republican Primary for HD92.
“This will be a long race. I will do my very best to reach as many voters as possible,” Hammett said. “If I am unable to meet you face to face, I want you to know I value you and humbly ask for your support and your vote.”
Hammett is a native of the Rose Hill community in N.E. Covington County where he attended public schools. He is 48 years old and a graduate of Auburn University.
Matthew and his wife Selena Harrelson Hammett have three children and are active members of Green Tree Christian Fellowship in Andalusia. He takes great pride in his family business, Hammett Drilling, a water well contracting business, serving South Alabama and surrounding areas since 1951.
Hammett said that as a small business owner and as a cattle and poultry farmer, he understands the struggles that many residents and businesses face as a result of unnecessary government overreach and red tape.
The Republican primary election will be on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
The state Legislature will meet prior to the election to redistrict and reapportion HD92 like the rest of the legislative districts.