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Helena councilwoman announces bid for Alabama House District 15 seat

Hulsey is owner of CrossFit Alabaster, president of the Alabaster Business Alliance and an executive committee member of the Shelby County GOP.

Helena City Councilwoman and Alabama House District 14 candidate Leigh Hulsey.

Helena City Councilwoman and small business owner Leigh Hulsey on Wednesday announced her candidacy for Alabama House District 15.

Hulsey is the owner of CrossFit Alabaster, president of the Alabaster Business Alliance, vice president of campaigns for the Republican Women of North Shelby County and an executive committee member of the Shelby County GOP, according to a press release from her campaign. 

“I love giving back and serving my community, and I would be honored to serve in the Alabama House. We need an outsider who is ready to go to Montgomery and work hard for the people of Alabama,” Husley said in a statement. “Joe Biden’s failure is more proof that our country needs people with real-world experience in office, and my time as a small business owner has prepared me to tackle the challenges our district, state, and nation are facing. The citizens of District 15 deserve a God- fearing, qualified, conservative, pro-jobs leader fighting for them.”

House District 15, which includes parts of Hoover, Helena, McCalla, and Bessemer, is currently represented by Rep. Allen Farley, R-McCalla, who is not seeking reelection.

Hulsey is joined in the Republican primary for the seat by first-time political candidate and Bessemer businessman Brad Tompkins

Leigh and her husband of more than 24 years, Dennis, have three children. Hulsey credits her experience on a city council and working with municipal budgets, economic development projects and planning and funding road projects. 

“Being a Councilmember, small business owner, and employer has prepared me to be active on day one in further growing jobs and opportunity in our community,” Hulsey said in the statement. 

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“Hoover is blessed to have such a strong conservative and experienced leader in Leigh Hulsey running for this House District. She will be an excellent State Representative,” said Hoover Councilman Steve McClinton in a statement. 

Hulsey is a member at The Church of the Highlands Riverchase campus and has received endorsements from the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Business Council of Alabama.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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