Alabama Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, won’t be looking for re-election in 2022 after serving 5 phrases within the state Legislature.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the individuals of District 11 within the Senate. I’m pleased with the work that I’ve been capable of do for my neighborhood, our state and the individuals who elected me to serve through the years,” McClendon stated in an announcement launched Thursday. “After almost 20 years within the state legislature, I’ve now determined that it’s time to go the torch and make it possible to serve my district within the Senate to another person.”
“There may be lots of necessary work to be performed between now and the top of my time period, and I sit up for persevering with to characterize my constituents’ pursuits in Montgomery as we work to maneuver our state ahead and enhance high quality of life for Alabamians,” McClendon continued. “I admire the numerous pals and colleagues I’ve had the chance to work with in Montgomery through the years. However most significantly, I’m grateful to the individuals of Senate District 11 for giving me the chance to characterize them as their Senator.”
McClendon, a retired optometrist who serves as chairman of the Senate Healthcare Committee, served three phrases within the state Home earlier than being elected to serve two phrases within the Senate. McClendon additionally co-chairs the Legislature’s Joint Reapportionment Committee.
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