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Alabama Forestry Association endorses Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed’s reelection campaign

The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Tuesday announced that it had endorsed the reelection campaign of Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

Reed, who represents Senate District 5, was first elected to the upper chamber in 2010. In 2014, Reed was elected by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader of the Republican Caucus. The influential senator in 2021 ascended to the position of president pro tem, making him one of the top elected officials in the state of Alabama.

Reed is a graduate of the University of Alabama and an officer with Preferred Medical Systems.

AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson praised Reed, who has been widely commended for his deliberative leadership style.

“I have really been impressed with Greg’s leadership in the Alabama Senate,” declared Isaacson. “He works very hard behind the scenes to build consensus among the entire body. Forestry is important to his district and he understands our industry and recognizes the value we bring to the rural economy. We are pleased to support him.”

Reed stated his intentions to continue his support of the state’s forestry community and praised AFA for their contributions to the industry.

“It is an honor to receive this endorsement and I appreciate everything the Alabama Forestry Association does on behalf of our state,” proclaimed the senate leader. “I look forward to continuing to serve in the Senate to support a brighter future for our state and to strengthen Alabama’s forest economy. The AFA is an important institution that represents the interests of thousands of hard-working Alabamians and I appreciate the productive partnership we have maintained over the years.”

Senate District 5 covers Walker, Fayette and Lamar Counties and portions of Tuscaloosa and Jefferson Counties. The primary election will occur on May 24, 2022.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL