By Brandon Moseley

Chad Robertson announced on Monday that he is running for the Alabama House of Representatives in House District 40. Robertson is a United States Navy Veteran, a businessman, and the Director of the Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce.

“I love this country, this state and this district,” Robertson said. “I grew up here and am glad that Laura and I are raising our children here. I believe that my entire career has prepared me to serve in the Alabama legislature and to make a positive difference for the entire district.”

As the executive director of the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce and a small business owner, Robertson said he understands the needs of small businesses and the importance of economic development to the district.

“Economic development and education are the keys to helping our district thrive,” Robertson said. “By continuing to encourage smart growth and attract more high-paying jobs and increasing the quality of living throughout the district, we can make this the kind of place that our children will want to come back to raise their children. I think that is what we all want.”

Robertson said that he also wants to ensure that our nation’s conservative Republican values are protected in the halls of the Alabama Legislature.

“I believe in the Bible and the United States Constitution, and I believe that both should be protected and honored,” Robertson said. “I will fight hard every day in the legislature to stand for our values and to oppose liberal policies like critical race theory, bans on the 2nd amendment and no-excuse absentee voting.”

Robertson serves on the Tri-County Tourism Board and on the board of Leadership Cleburne County. He is a committee member of Friends of the Forest.

Robertson and his wife, Laura (nee Cobb), are the owners of Heflin Fitness and Lineville Fitness. They have three children and attend Heflin Baptist Church.

House District 40 is currently represented by Rep. K.L. Brown (R-Jacksonville), who is retiring at the end of his current term, so this is an open seat.

The Republican primary election will be held on May 24, 2022.

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