By Brandon Moseley
The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Monday announced its endorsement of Republican State Sen. Andrew Jones for reelection in State Senate District 10.
Forests cover more than two-thirds of the state of Alabama. Alabama’s forest lands provide the raw material for Alabama’s second largest manufacturing industry. Forestry provides a $27.7 billion dollar total economic output to the state’s economy.
The Alabama Forestry Association is one of the largest state forestry associations in the country with membership that includes forest products manufacturers, landowners, loggers, wood dealers, foresters, consultants, and others involved in forestry. AFA is dedicated to protecting and improving the business, regulatory and legal environment for landowners and forest business owners to ensure the sustainable growth of Alabama’s forests and forest industry.
“Andrew will continue doing a great job serving and representing District 10,” said AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson. “His agricultural background helps him understand issues important to forest landowners.”
“I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association, a grassroots organization and strong voice for conservative policies in our states,” said Jones. “I appreciate AFA’s confidence in me as I seek a second term representing District 10 in the Alabama Senate.”
Jones was elected to the State Senate in 2018. He serves on many committees in the Alabama Senate, including the Agriculture and Forestry Committee. He is also the chairman of the Children, Youth, and Human Services Committee.
Jones is a fourth-generation cattle farmer and is a shareholder in Paul Jennings Farms, Inc. He is also the founder and owner of Deep South Coffee Factory. He resides in Centre with his wife, Summer.
Jones has a Master’s in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He has a bachelor’s degree from Berea College in Kentucky. Jones spent time working in South Korea and Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program prior to his Senate service.
District 10 covers all of Cherokee and Etowah counties and part of DeKalb County. With the recent redistricting, the district now covers more persons in DeKalb County.
The Republican primary election on May 24, 2022.To learn more, visit: https://www.alaforestry.org/