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Commissioner Brad Cox announces campaign for District 16

The special Republican primary election is scheduled for Sept. 26, 2023.

Commissioner Brad Cox, right, and his family. Contributed

Fayette County Commissioner Brad Cox has announced he will seek the vacant House District 16 seat in a special election called for September. 

“It’s been a great honor to serve the people of Fayette County,” Cox stated. “I’m excited about this new opportunity to serve the people of Jefferson, Tuscaloosa and Fayette Counties in the Alabama Legislature. My campaign will focus on areas where I have personal experience, funding our public schools, making  sure Alabama’s infrastructure is solid, and helping farmers and small business owners be successful.” 

Cox earned BS and MA degrees from Auburn University. He is currently a Business Development  Officer with Alabama One Credit Union. Previously he taught Agriculture for the Fayette County Schools from 2012-13, and 2016-2021. From 2013-2016, he served a six-county area of west Alabama as a  Director for the Alabama Farmer’s Federation. He was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Fayette County Commission in September, 2021. He was elected to a full term in 2022 with no opposition. 

“My experience as a public school teacher, county commissioner, pastor and banker makes me uniquely  qualified to serve the people of Fayette, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties,” Cox added. “I’m a conservative Republican. I’ll carry those principles and my professional experiences to Montgomery.” 

Cox has been married to Anna Guffey Cox for eight years. They have one son, Asher, and are in the  process of adopting a second child. He is currently the Pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and previously served as a Student Pastor at Southside Baptist Church. 

The special Republican Primary election is scheduled for September 26, 2023.

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