By Brandon Moseley

The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) announced it endorses Republican incumbent Young Boozer for State Treasurer of Alabama.

“One of AFA’s top priorities is making sure Alabama is managed in a fiscally responsible manner, and Young does a great job of making sure our state’s funds are managed wisely,” said AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson. “His office manages the Alabama Trust Fund (ATF), one of the best initiatives ever adopted in Alabama to preserve the revenue from oil and gas royalties for future generations. In this role, he was instrumental in implementing changes to the structure and management of investments of the ATF, which enhanced its ability to provide a continuing stable source of funding. We support him in his bid for Treasurer”.

“I am gratified and incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Boozer. “This first-class organization and I are of like minds when it comes to fiscal responsibility. The Treasurer’s Office is one that I know well and of which I am passionate. I feel that my unique skills and experience are perfect for the job.”

Boozer previously served two terms as State Treasurer from 2011 to 2019. He was term-limited from seeking a third consecutive term.

This fall, John McMillan (R) left the position of Treasurer to take a position as Executive Director of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) then appointed Boozer to fill the remainder of McMillan’s term as Alabama’s Treasurer. He has since declared his candidacy for Treasurer in 2022.

State Treasurer is responsible for depositing and investing all state funds and is in charge of bond management.

Boozer retired from the banking industry and started his career in public service as the Deputy State Finance Director for Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R).

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