In a bid to represent District 9, Republican Representative Brock Colvin announced his candidacy for the Alabama Senate today, positioning himself as a stalwart conservative ready to advance the work of his predecessor, Senator Clay Scofield.
Colvin, who has deep roots in Marshall County and is an alumnus of Albertville High School and the University of Alabama, pledged to build on the conservative principles that have defined his career. He highlighted his dual majors in Finance and Economics and his professional experience in insurance and financial planning as key qualifications for the role.
“I’m committed to safeguarding our agricultural and property rights, invigorating small businesses, and fostering a family-friendly environment for work and growth in Alabama,” Colvin said. His stance on issues such as rural broadband, taxation, and government expansion underscores his alignment with conservative priorities.
Since his election to the House in 2022, Colvin has established himself as a defender of conservative values, a pro-life advocate, and a champion of the Second Amendment. He has voiced opposition to the inclusion of transgender individuals in restrooms corresponding to their gender identity, a position that he contends aligns with Alabama’s values.
Colvin’s use of the term “woke liberal left” in his announcement is vague and potentially meant to inciting the GOP’s radical fringes. Moreover, allegations that cisgender men are being forced to use women’s restrooms lack substantive evidence.
As Colvin gears up for the 2024 legislative session, he has indicated a desire to introduce legislation that would prohibit governmental enforcement of mask mandates in the future. This echoes a sentiment popular among the far-right segments of the party, yet raises concerns about the potential impact on public health measures.
In addition to his political work, Colvin is actively involved in his local community, participating in the Rotary Club of Albertville, the Albertville and Boaz Chambers of Commerce, and the Marshall County Republican Party. His lifelong Republican status and involvement with the Albertville First Baptist Church further cement his conservative image.
Senate District 9 spans Marshall County and parts of Blount and Madison Counties. Governor Kay Ivey is expected to set the date for the Republican Primary soon, as candidates like Colvin prepare to vie for their party’s nomination.