The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) announces its endorsement of Republican Larry Stutts who is seeking reelection for State Senate District 6, which covers Colbert, Franklin and parts of Marion, Lawrence and Lauderdale counties.
Stutts, a native of Colbert County, grew up with a passion for his family’s livestock farming operation. His experience on the farm instilled in him a strong work ethic and led him to Auburn University where he graduated from Auburn’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
After practicing as a veterinarian for five years, Stutts was accepted to medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. There he was elected class representative all four years of medical school and served as President of the Medical Student Body his senior year. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1992 and moved back to the Shoals area with his family and opened Colbert OB/GYN, where to date, his practice has served over 23,000 patients including 12,600 gynecologic surgeries.
He and his wife Jackie live on their farm in Tuscumbia and raise timber and livestock.
“Dr. Stutts has dedicated his life to serving others through his work as a veterinarian, medical doctor and now as a Senator representing the people of district 6,” said AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson. “His values align well with those of our organization and he has been successful in defending the conservative principles that we are dedicated to preserving. We are proud to give him our continued support.”
Stutts first ran for the state senate in the 2014 where he narrowly defeated the incumbent Democrat state senator, who had represented district 6 in Montgomery for nearly 30 years. Stutts has maintained one of the most conservative voting records in the Senate where he has led the fight to reduce the size of government, champion the right to life, protect our Second Amendment and maintain low taxes. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee.
“It is an honor to have the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Senator Stutts. “They were the first to support me when I ran for election seven years ago and I am grateful to once again have their support in this upcoming election.”
Stutts will seek the Republican nomination for Senate District 6 in the primary election on May 24, 2022.