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Tommy Hanes to run for re-election

Tommy Hanes is ranked as among the most conservative members of the Alabama Legislature.

Tommy Hanes (Bob Farley/

Retired firefighter state Rep. Tommy Hanes, R-Bryant, announced that he will seek a third term in the Alabama House of Representatives.

“I am proud of the work we have accomplished in the Alabama legislature,” Hanes said in a statement.  “The people of District 23 know I am a man of my word and will always stand for them.”

Hanes is consistently recognized as one of the most conservative members of the Alabama Legislature, in recent rankings by both the Alabama Policy Institute and the American Conservative Union.   He is a stalwart who fights against tax increases, government overreach and restricting our personal liberties. 

“I am proud of my record these last 7 years,” Hanes continued. “Alabama needs strong and consistent leadership who will protect our Alabama conservative values and protect our personal liberties.”

Hanes received 65.1 percent of the Republican Primary vote in 2018.

During his tenure, Hanes has been an advocate for legislation that would improve public safety.  He is the proud sponsor of The Kelsey Smith Act, which requires cell phone companies to turn over location data to law enforcement if the person’s life is in immediate danger.

In addition to serving on the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Hanes is a member of the Agriculture and Forestry Committee and the Children and Senior Advocacy Committee.

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Rep. Hanes and his wife Rhonda have been married for over 43 years. They live in Bryant and are the proud parents of two daughters. They also have two grandchildren.

Currently, Alabama House District 23 includes Scottsboro, as well as the Jackson County communities of Stevenson, Hollywood, Section, Pisgah, and Bridgeport, as well as Powell in DeKalb County. HD23 like the rest of the state legislative districts will be reapportioned and redistricted based on the 2020 Census prior to the 2022 election.

The Republican primary will be on May 24, 2022.

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

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