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Brock Colvin announces candidacy for Alabama House of Representatives District 26

Brock Colvin on Monday announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to the Alabama House of Representatives, District 26.

The fifth-generation Marshall Countian is a graduate of Albertville High School and attended Snead Community College in Boaz. Colvin is an alum of the University of Alabama, where he double majored in finance and economics.

Colvin, an insurance industry professional, is currently employed as a financial planner at Ameriprise Financial.

If elected, the Marshall County native pledges to be a fiscal conservative, pointing to his career in finance as experience which he believes will prove beneficial as a member of the legislature’s lower chamber.

“It is exciting to announce my intention to seek the Republican nomination for District 26,” said Colvin. “I believe I bring the conservative philosophy and energy to represent the people of Marshall and Dekalb Counties. My background in finance gives me the skill I will need to roll up my sleeves and protect our tax dollars. We are taxed enough. I will work for lower taxes and better fiscal responsibility out of state government.”

Colvin outlined issues currently facing that state that he believes to be of importance and wishes to address as state representative.

“I believe in helping our farmers and our agricultural industry. I will be champion for them and property rights,” continued Colvin. “Education is vital to our area and I will work to ensure vocational and technical training is expanded in our area so we can create a more skilled workforce. Finally, it is essential that we expand rural broadband in Alabama. In today’s virtual workplace, we can only succeed with this connectivity.”

Colvin is a member of the Rotary Club of Albertville and a member of the Albertville Chamber of Commerce where he serves as an ambassador. He is also a member of the Marshall County Republican Party and attends Southside Baptist Church in Albertville.

The candidate praised current officeholder State Rep. Kerry Rich (R-Albertville) for his years of service to House District 26.

Colvin concluded, “Representative Kerry Rich has been a good public servant. With God’s grace and the trust of the voters of District 26, I hope to continue to represent them well.”

House District 26 presently includes portions of Dekalb and Marshall Counties including Albertville, Boaz, Geraldine and Guntersville. The Republican Primary will be held on May 24, 2022.

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