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Rep. Wes Kitchens will seek to fill State Senate District 9 seat in special election

The vacancy follows an announcement by Sen. Clay Scofield that he is resigning from the position. 

State Rep. Wes Kitchens

Representative Wes Kitchens announced Monday that he will seek to fill the vacant  State Senate District 9 seat that includes portions of Blount and Madison counties and all of  Marshall County. The vacancy follows an announcement by Senator Clay Scofield that he is  resigning from the position. 

“I am excited for this opportunity to continue serving the people of north Alabama,” Kitchens  said. “I’ve worked hard in the Alabama Legislature to promote a conservative agenda. Working  alongside my friend and colleague Senator Clay Scofield has been an honor, and I wish him the  best.” Kitchens added, “We have cut taxes on hard-working Alabama families, created jobs  across north Alabama, and improved our state’s education system. I helped secure funding for a  $30 million workforce development and training center in Marshall County and passed  legislation to preserve and strengthen our state parks.” 

Kitchens has held several leadership roles since being elected to the state legislature in 2018. He  was selected by his legislative peers to serve as Vice-Chair of the Alabama Republican House  Caucus. He served as co-Chair of the Alabama Pre-k Commission which oversees our state’s  nationally recognized pre-k programs, and he is the Chairman of the Marshall County  Republican Party. 

“I promised voters that if they elected me, I’d be their conservative voice in Montgomery,”  Kitchens said. “Whether it’s fighting for low taxes or standing up to an overreaching federal  government, I’m going to do what’s right for Alabama.” 

It is expected that Governor Kay Ivey will call a special Republican primary election in the  coming weeks.

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