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AFA endorses Young Boozer for state treasurer

Boozer was appointed treasurer by Gov. Kay Ivey in October to fill the unexpired term of John McMillan through 2022.

Young Boozer

The Alabama Forestry Association has announced its endorsement of Young Boozer for state treasurer of Alabama.

Boozer was appointed to be Alabama’s treasurer by Gov. Kay Ivey in October to fill the unexpired term of John McMillan through 2022. He previously served two full terms as treasurer from 2010 to 2018. As state treasurer, he is responsible for depositing and investing all state funds and bond management.

Boozer retired from the banking industry and started his career in public service as the deputy state finance director for Alabama Gov. Bob Riley. Within the Department of Finance, Boozer was responsible for saving taxpayers money by restructuring the state bond debt and derivatives.

Boozer was raised in Tuscaloosa but now lives in Montgomery. He earned his degree in economics from Stanford University and then earned a master’s degree in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to the former Sally Jackson of Clayton, Alabama, and they have three children.

“One of AFA’s top priorities is making sure Alabama is managed in a fiscally responsible manner, and Young does a great job of making sure our state’s funds are managed wisely,” said AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson. “His office manages the Alabama Trust Fund (ATF), one of the best initiatives ever adopted in Alabama to preserve the revenue from oil and gas royalties for future generations. In this role, he was instrumental in implementing changes to the structure and management of investments of the ATF, which enhanced its ability to provide a continuing stable source of funding. We support him in his bid for Treasurer.”

“I am gratified and incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Boozer. “This first-class organization and I are of like minds when it comes to fiscal responsibility. The Treasurer’s Office is one that I know well and of which I am passionate. I feel that my unique skills and experience are perfect for the job.”

Young will seek the Republican nomination for state treasurer in the primary election on May 24, 2022.

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