ATHENS, Ala. – Huntsville Metropolis Faculties instructor Andy Blalock is leaping within the race for Mo Brooks’ seat in Congress. Till Saturday, Madison County Fee Chair Dale Robust was operating unopposed for the District 5 seat within the U.S. Home of Representatives.
Blalock, introduced his run for Congress exterior of his ranch in Athens. He was joined by his husband, household, and pals. A center college science instructor, and horse driving teacher, Blalock mentioned he’s operating as a average Republican; a fiscal conservative on a self-described ‘socially united’ platform.
On the problems, the Blalock marketing campaign mentioned he wished to beef up navy funding, with a give attention to Redstone Arsenal domestically. As an educator, Blalock additionally mentioned he plans to push for much less federal affect over training.
Information 19 additionally requested Blalock what precedence primary could be for him if elected. “If I had one factor that I wished to perform first it might be to guarantee that we’re speaking in regards to the social divide,” he mentioned. “We now have to have the ability to help our regulation enforcement. They go to work every single day to guarantee that we’re secure, however we additionally wish to guarantee that we let these individuals who really feel like they are a minority know we care about them.”
If elected, Blalock could be the primary brazenly homosexual man to carry Alabama’s fifth Congressional seat.
Blalock is dealing with stiff competitors from Madison County Fee Chair Dale Robust, who was first elected to the Fee again in 1996. A vocal supporter of President Trump, Robust is operating on his file of fiscal conservatism and infrastructure enhancements within the county.
At the moment no Democratic candidates have introduced a bid for the seat, however the state get together has instructed Information 19 that they count on a Democrat to run.
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