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Congressman Mike Rogers endorses state Senate candidate Keith Kelley

Congressman Mike Rogers has endorsed Keith Kelly in state Senate District 12.

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Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, endorsed Alabama state Senate candidate Keith Kelley in Senate District 12.

Rogers said that Kelley is “the true conservative in this race.”

“Calhoun County needs a strong conservative in the Alabama State Senate which is why I am giving Keith Kelley my complete support,” Rogers said. “Keith is an outsider who knows how to get things done. He is the true conservative in this race that will deliver results for Senate District 12.”

Kelley thanked Rogers for the endorsement.

“I am incredibly grateful to have Congressman Rogers endorsement in this race,” Kelley said. “He’s the bold, fearless, no-nonsense leader Alabama needs in Congress. I will go to Montgomery and fight for the hardworking people of East Alabama just as he does in Washington.”

Senate District 12 is currently represented by state Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, who was the powerful state Senate Pro Tem from 2010 to 2021. Marsh is not 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 when he announced his candidacy. “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.”

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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 formerly 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.

He formerly served as president of the Alabama Association of Realtors and was a board member of the National Association of Realtors. He has also served in various leadership capacities for numerous civic and charitable organizations.

“As a job creator, I will support pro-business policies that increase opportunity, providing the leadership that Northeast Alabama needs to ensure that our area grows and thrives,” Kelley said.

The Republican primary will be May 24, 2022.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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