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Richard Brackner announces candidacy for House District 95

Richard D. Brackner, a Democrat living in Gulf Shores, has qualified to run for Alabama House District 95.

Richard Brackner is running for the Alabama House of Representatives.

Richard D. Brackner, a Democrat living in Gulf Shores, has qualified to run for Alabama House District 95.

“For too long, career politicians have kept the state of Alabama at the rear of the pack,” the campaign said in a statement Thursday. “Alabama trails behind neighboring states in far too many quality-of-life categories. The Gulf Coast needs true representation in Montgomery, not power-hungry politicians only seeking office for personal accolades. Richard Brackner wants to give the people of District 95 a voice in Montgomery and build bridges to a better future for his home state.”

Brackner, originally from Oxford, is an employee at the Kiva Dunes Beach Club in Gulf Shores and received a bachelor’s in advertising from the University of Alabama in 2013.

“Alabama is in dire need of sensible policies across the board that will strengthen our education system, promote job growth, protect our environment, and secure a prosperous future for all our citizens,” Brackner’s campaign said.”Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, overcoming policies put forth by our current legislators to limit healthcare access to hundreds of thousands of Alabamians, and rising above the negligence of career politicians that have thwarted efforts to improve our infrastructure are just a few of Richard’s top priorities. Alabama can no longer afford to kick the can down the road.”

District 95 is currently occupied by incumbent State Rep. Steve McMillan, R-Foley, who announced his retirement in July of 2021. McMillan has represented District 95 for nearly 42 years, winning a special election to replace his twin brother, former State Treasurer John McMillan, who stepped down to assume the role of Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources in 1980 under former Governor Fob James.

As of Jan. 6, no Republican candidate has yet to formally announce their candidacy in District 95, with Frances Holk-Jones, an insurance agent from Foley, having filed a principal campaign committee report for the Republican nomination, according to Alabama Daily news.

The primaries for each party will be held in May. 24, with the general election scheduled for Nov. 8.

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John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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