Johnny Ford to run for state Senate
Former state legislator and former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford plans to announce Tuesday morning that he is running for the Alabama state Senate. He will run for the District 28 seat currently held by Myron Penn, a Democrat from Union Springs.
The District includes all or part of Barbour, Bullock, Henry, Lee, Macon and Russell counties.
Ford, who will run as a Democrat, will make his announcement at the Alabama State House. He is currently founder and secretary-general of the World Conference of Mayors, Inc., which is headquartered in Tuskegee.
He recently lost his bid for reelection as mayor.
Ford said the district needs a senator that will fight for new industry and for agriculture. He said he would conduct town hall meetings in each city in the district and would visit every city council and county commission in the district. The former mayor also said he would encourage people to call him and said he would make himself available to his constituents if elected.
-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen