CAMPAIGN HQ PRESS RELEASE:
Andy Whitt has announced that he will seek the open vacancy in the Alabama House of Representatives, District 6 in the June 5, 2018, Republican Primary. Whitt is seeking the seat because Representative Phil Williams is not running for re-election.
Andy’s grassroots run deep in the district. He and his family have lived in the community all of their lives, and Andy makes the 7th generation to call this area home. He is married to his wife Jennifer for 20 years, and she is the current Assistant Principal at Sparkman Middle School. They have two children, Grant and Emma Drew, both students of Sparkman High. His son Grant is currently serving as the SGA/Class president for Sparkman High School. The family attends church at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Andy has over twenty years in the finance and banking industry. He is the Senior Vice President/Madison County Executive for First National Bank where he oversees the bank’s presence and growth into the North Alabama Market. “It has been a fun and rewarding experience being a part of the community banking industry. For me, it’s not a job; it’s about making new friends and developing new relationships to better serve the community.
After graduating high school from Sparkman High, he attended Calhoun College, then Samford University’s CBAA program, and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. He is also a recent graduate of the Huntsville/Madison County Leadership Program- “Focus 35”.
“I am running for the House of Representatives because I want to put my finance and business experience to work for the people of this district and our state,” said Whitt. “It’s time we do more with less, cut the wasteful spending and put hard-working families first. Just like I run our community bank, I will make sure that our state is held accountable and there is a check and balance system in place. I will work hard to make sure we receive our fair share of support for our roads and schools. Moving our economy in the right direction is imperative, and I will work hard with our state and local leaders to bring more jobs and industries to North Alabama. As we all know this last year was a tough time for our state. I believe now more than ever it’s time for conservative leadership, moral values, and integrity. I believe that my life experiences have prepared me for this opportunity,” concluded Whitt.
As a former volunteer fireman for over ten years and a community banker, he feels that it is very important to give back and invest in our communities. “The reason why I decided to run for this position is because I wanted to serve my community and make sure that we have a voice at the table in Montgomery. I am proud of the community service that I have done over the years, and now I want to do even more in public service by representing the good people of our district.”
Beginning at an early age, Andy volunteered his time for many worthwhile causes, including Elkwood Village (Special Needs Home), Athens Rotary Club Board Member, the Ardmore and Athens Chamber of Commerce. He is currently serving on the board of The School Foundation, is a PAC member for the Madison County Board of Education, Athens State University Foundation Board, member of the Huntsville Rotary Club and a “Paul Harris Fellow” Rotarian, member of the Committee of #100 and the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association.