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Colvin announces campaign for Senate District 9

The race to fill former State Senator and Majority Leader Clay Scofield’s seat in the Alabama Legislature is quickly heating up. On Wednesday morning, State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) announced he’s running in the Republican primary.

A Marshall County native and a 5th generation resident, Colvin says he has deep roots in a region he wants to represent in the State Senate.

Senator Clay Scofield has been an excellent public servant for District 9 and specifically Marshall County,” Colvin said. “I believe I am qualified to continue building upon the conservative groundwork he has laid and will always work hard for the people of Northeast Alabama.”

Colvin is a graduate of Albertville High School, Snead State Community College and the University of Alabama. He currently works as a financial planner and has a background in the insurance industry.

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“I have proudly stood with our farmers to protect property rights and our small businesses to ensure Alabama is a great  place to work and raise a family,” Colvin said in his announcement. “I have supported the expansion of rural broadband and I have stood up against needless taxes and unnecessary government expansion. I am a pro-life, pro-second amendment conservative, and I am grateful to the people of House District 26 for entrusting me to represent them in Montgomery.”   

Colvin, a freshman member of the Alabama House, says he’ll always protect the rights of the voters if elected.

“I believe parents should have a say in what is being taught in  our schools. I will always stand up to the woke liberal left as they try to force biological born males into female bathrooms. This is Alabama. We will never stand for that type of ideology,” he said.  

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So far, two candidates have declared their intention to run for the seat, which is expected to be designated for a special election by Governor Ivey in the coming weeks.

Scofield, who served in the Alabama Legislature since 2010 and as Senate Majority Leader since 2020, resigned earlier this week to take a top spot at the Business Council of Alabama.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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