Jakob Williamson is running as a Republican candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives for District 40 in Calhoun and Cleburne Counties.

Incumbent State Rep. K.L. Brown (R-Jacksonville) is not running for reelection.

Williamson is an active member of the Calhoun Republican Party, Chairman of the Calhoun County Young Republicans, and Congressional District Three Chair of the Alabama Young Republican Federation.

“My decision to run for the State House wasn’t made overnight,” Williamson said. “After much consideration and prayer, I decided to run for the State House seat being vacated by K.L. Brown. I’m running because we need true conservatives that can promote the legislative interests of District 40 while also representing the traditional values held by the vast majority of voters.”

On his list of priorities, Williamson said he cares about economic development and conservative representation.

Williamson is currently a student at the University of Alabama where he expects to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in public policy studies.

“District 40 needs a leader in Montgomery who understands the people, communities, values, and the legislative needs of those who make up the district,” Williamson said. “Voters want fresh candidates who accurately reflect their interests and have a desire to be a servant of the people. I promise that every day I will work for your vote and always put politics aside and the people of my community first.”

Williamson graduated from Ohatchee High School as salutatorian in 2019. He currently resides in White Plains near Piedmont. He is the founder of the Calhoun County Young Republicans.

The Republican Primary is on May 24, 2022.

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