Madison City Councilman Teddy Powell announced on Thursday his campaign has made its first media buy of the cycle in the special election for House District 10.
Powell is the Republican nominee for the race since he ran unopposed in the primary. Polls also show him with a substantial lead over his Democrat opponent.
The ad highlights Powell's sense of humor and his commitment to transparency while discussing issues affecting the district's citizens.
"We've got enough actors and political theater in D.C. and Montgomery," Powell states in the ad. "I'm ready to get to work, solving real problems that face real people like me and you."
In a statement to 1819 News, Powell said, "This ad is to show folks that I know I'm not perfect, but I'll always be real and honest; I'll work hard for District 10, and I'm committed to getting things done in Montgomery."
Powell, a two-term Madison city councilman, said his experience working with citizens and fellow council members while recruiting jobs and businesses to the city has prepared him to represent this district in the State House.
Powell claimed he played a significant role in Madison's 21% population increase and helped it earn recognition as one of the best places to live by many publications.
Powell touted Madison City Schools as some of the state's best, backed up by the state's recent grade reports.
"I'm ready to get to work for the people of District 10," Powell said. "I'm ready to bring people together so we can accomplish great things for Alabama just as we have in Madison."
In addition to the ad, 1819 News recently reviewed polling conducted at the end of December by polling firm Cygnal, showing Powell with a sizable lead. Powell garnered 47.7%, while his opponent, Democrat Marilyn Lands, received 36.8%. The poll has a margin of error of ±5.34%.
The special general election for this race will take place on March 26.
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