By Brandon Moseley

Helena City Councilwoman Leigh Hulsey announced on Thursday her candidacy for State Representative in Alabama House District 15.

"I love giving back and serving my community, and I would be honored to serve in the Alabama House,” Hulsey said. “We need an outsider who is ready to go to Montgomery and work hard for the people of  Alabama.”

“Joe Biden’s failure is more proof that our country needs people with real-world experience in office,” Hulsey added. “My time as a small business owner has prepared me to tackle the challenges our district, state, and nation are facing. The citizens of District 15 deserve a God-fearing, qualified, conservative, pro-jobs leader fighting for them.”

Hulsey said she is a lifelong resident of Alabama who prides herself on being an active member of her community. She is the owner of CrossFit Alabaster and president of the Alabaster Business Alliance. She is also the vice president of campaigns for the Republican Women of North Shelby County, serves on the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee, a member of the Shelby County GOP, and is a champion of conservative causes.

Hulsey serves on the Helena City Council, which has afforded her the opportunity to work with municipal budgets, economic development, and planning and funding road projects.

“Being a Councilmember, small business owner, and employer has prepared me to be active on day one in further growing jobs and opportunity in our community,” Hulsey stated.

Leigh has been married to Dennis Hulsey for over 24 years. They have three children. 

Hulsey is hosting a campaign kickoff event at the Galleria Office Tower located at 3000 Galleria Circle in Hoover on Tuesday, Nov. 16 between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. This is open to the public.

Hoover Councilman Steve McClinton said, “Hoover is blessed to have such a strong conservative and experienced leader in Leigh Hulsey running for this House District. She will be an excellent State Representative.”

House District 15 includes parts of Hoover, Helena, McCalla, and Bessemer.

Hulsey is an active and involved member at The Church of the Highlands Riverchase campus.

Hulsey ran this past summer in a special election in House District 73. In that race she was endorsed by: the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA), the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), BamaCarry, and other groups. She lost the Republican Party primary runoff in that election by just 63 votes to U.S. Army veteran Kenneth Paschall. Shelby County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Alabama, so during redistricting she was redistricted into House District 15.

HD15 incumbent Rep. Alan Farley (R-McCalla) has announced that he is not running for another term in the legislature.

The Republican primary will be on May 24, 2022.