On Wednesday, Austin Vigue, a young Alabama Democratic Party outsider announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat.
Vigue, 26, lives in Wetumpka, AL, and is the Transfer Admissions Counselor for Auburn University at Montgomery. Vigue also served as a senator and Vice President for AUM’s student government association and now serves on AUM’s Staff Council.
As a lifelong resident in the district Vigue believes he has the firsthand experience necessary to understand the needs of the district. Issues Vigue is concerned about include expanding access to healthcare, strengthening public education, assisting small businesses and investing in rural areas. According to Vigue, he labeled himself as a “moderate progressive” and says that both Democrats and Republicans have liked some of his policy points he is concerned with addressing.
“Our district deserves a Representative who will fight tirelessly to improve the lives of all our residents, regardless of their political affiliations or socioeconomic backgrounds,” Vigue said.
Vigue will likely have an uphill climb as it is anticipated that more established Democratic party members will also be running for the District 2 seat. However, Vigue is not backing down as he believes his youth and policy platform separates him from the other candidates. Vigue also has gotten support from an Alabama Democratic Party voting member, Eddgra Fallin.
“It is time to get real work done for Alabama, and I am committed to doing just that,” Vigue said. “With
your support, we can work together to create a better future not just for our district, but for Alabama
Vigue’s campaign kickoff event will be held September 30th, 2023 at 12:00 pm at The Sanctuary in Montgomery.