Legislation aims to discourage lawmakers leaving office for lobbying jobs

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Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, filed legislation Thursday aimed at discouraging lawmakers from leaving office early for lobbying positions, following a summer where several elected officials did just that. Under current law, legislators who leave their office early are forbidden from lobbying their former chamber for two years, but can lobby members of [...]

ALFA endorses Polizos in House race

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Dimitri Polizos does not have as much cash as his opponents in the race for the Alabama House of Representatives, but he picked up a key endorsement this week. Farm PAC, the political arm of the Alabama Farmers Federation, endorsed Polizos in his race for District 74 in the Alabama House of Representatives. The Montgomery [...]

Three Republicans, No Democrats qualify to run for Love’s seat

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Three Republicans qualified to run for the seat in the Alabama House of Representatives vacated when Rep. Jay Love resigned on Aug. 1. No Democrats qualified to run for the District 74 seat, according to Alabama Democratic Party acting chairwoman Nancy Worley. Current state Rep. Joe Hubbard, D-Montgomery, had expressed interest in running, although there [...]

VIDEO: Sellers announces run for House seat

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Montgomery County Board of Education member Heather Sellers announced on Thursday that she is running in the special election for the District 74 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. Sellers is the latest local official to announce she is running for the seat vacated by state Rep. Jay Love. The primary in the race [...]

Another Republican announces run for Jay Love’s House seat

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Montgomery County Board of Education vice president Heather Sellers, announcing her run for the Alabama House of Representatives, said Thursday she would focus on reducing crime, reforming education and creating jobs. Sellers, who touted her years as a Republican activist, joins an increasing number of local officials vying to replace former state Rep. Jay Love, [...]