Alabama’s Senate District 9 has another contender after State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) officially announced his candidacy Wednesday.

Colvin said he plans to continue in the conservative footsteps of outgoing Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), who resigned his post to take a job with one of the state’s top lobbying firms, the Business Council of Alabama.

“Senator Clay Scofield has been an excellent public servant for District 9 and specifically Marshall County,” Colvin said in a statement. “I believe I am qualified to continue building upon the conservative groundwork he has laid and will always work hard for the people of Northeast Alabama.”

Colvin was elected to represent District 26 in 2022 as a freshman legislator with a background in finance and economics.

“I have proudly stood with our farmers to protect property rights and our small businesses to ensure Alabama is a great place to work and raise a family,” Colvin added. “I have supported the expansion of rural broadband, and I have stood up against needless taxes and unnecessary government expansion. I am a pro-life, pro-second amendment conservative, and I am grateful to the people of House District 26 for entrusting me to represent them in Montgomery.”

Colvin has already pre-filed legislation for the 2024 session that would ban government mask mandates like those enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I will always protect the rights of the voters,” Colvin said. “I believe parents should have a say in what is being taught in our schools. I will always stand up to the woke liberal left as they try to force biological-born males into female bathrooms. This is Alabama. We will never stand for that type of ideology.”

Colvin will face off against fellow Marshall County resident and House colleague State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) in the special election for District 9, which includes Marshall County and portions of Blount and Madison Counties.

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