Another candidate enters Senate District 30 race to replace Bryan Taylor


There is no shortage of candidates lining up to replace freshman state Sen. Bryan Taylor.

Another Prattville resident, Jared Freeman, announced on Tuesday he was entering an increasingly crowded race for state Senate District 30 in 2014.

“I am not a seasoned politician, just a hometown family man and conservative businessman who cares about the quality of life for those residing in this district,” said Freeman, who lives in Prattville.

Jared Freeman

Jared Freeman

Freeman, director of operations for Guardian Credit Union in Montgomery, said he would run as a Republican.“Working in a financial institution, I see firsthand every day families who are struggling to pay their mortgage and make their car payments,” he said.

Freeman joins at least three other candidates who have announced they are running for the district, which is currently represented by Taylor, R-Prattville.

Taylor recently announced he would not run for another term.

“I am ready to get to work and listen to the citizens of our area,” Freeman said. “I believe they share my desire for good paying jobs, quality education for our kids, and protecting our conservative values.

“Over the next few months, I plan to hear their concerns, one by one, so when elected I can do the best job for those I will be so honored to represent.”

Freeman, a graduate of Prattville High School, received his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in business from the University of Mobile.

The other candidates who have announced they are running include: civil engineering consultant and Prattville City Councilman Clyde Chambliss; Harris Garner, owner of Garner Electric and current president of the Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce; and former Roy Moore spokeswoman Suzelle Josey of Deatsville, currently part-owner of an insurance firm.

The candidates will run under different boundaries than the current district, which was altered by lawmakers during the last round of redistricting. The district will include all or part of Autauga, Elmore, Chilton, and Coosa counties.

– posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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