ICYMI: Who's running and Who's Not
After 35 years in public office, state Sen. Larry Dixon, R-Montgomery, said he's will not be a candidate this year.
Dixon, 67, made the heartfelt announcement during a press conference Wednesday where he thanked his family and supporters.
Dixon said he intends to continue in his capacity as the executive director of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, and would offer his expertise to the incoming state Legislature and the new governor.
"I won't be seeking any kind of a reimbursable position, just offering friendly, good government advice and assistance," he said. "It is for certain, I will be following the politics of this state. A life time interest doesn't just go away."
Barber to Run for D-2
Local businessman Rick Barber is officially running for Congressional District 2.
With his wife, Lithia, and supporters looking on, Barber announced Wednesday that he is running for D2 as a Republican. He'll face Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby in the Republican primary this year. The winner of that match up will face incumbent, U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright.
Gipson Announces Re-election Bid
State Rep. Mac Gipson, R-Prattville, is running for re-election.
Gipson has represented House District 88, which covers east Autauga and west Elmore County, since 1994.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve the citizens of District 88 for the past 16 years and I look forward to continuing my service for four more years," Gipson said in a press release. "I am continuing to work closely with the other members of the Elmore and Autauga County delegation and the members of the Alabama House to protect the conservative values of my constituents. I also strive to make Alabama the most desirable place for people to live, work and raise a family."
-- posted by Markeshia Ricks