Dismukes announces AL-2 congressional bid — Says someone needed ‘to battle these socialists, communists and the big-government politicians’
On Thursday, State Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Prattville) announced his candidacy for Alabama’s second congressional district, a seat which is currently occupied by Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), who announced she would not seek reelection in 2020.
Dismukes is a native Alabamian and became a two-time All-American pitcher at Faulkner University.
On Thursday’s broadcast of Montgomery NewsTalk 93.1’s “News & Views,” Dismukes gave a wide-ranging interview with host Baron Coleman and explained why he was seeking the position.
“I’m really excited to officially announce I will be running for congressional district two,” Dismukes said. “I’m just excited and looking to get to work and further serving the people in a larger capacity. I’ll go to Washington and do the exact same thing I did in the State House, and that is stand for the people that I serve, stand for the people through and through. And then, I’ll have the opportunity to stand with the president of the United States, Donald Trump.”
“One thing I can say is I believe I really connect with the make-up of the district — the conservative social and fiscal values, and that I can stand with them and fight for them,” he added. “And in Washington right now, we really need someone who is willing to stand up and battle these socialists, communists and the big-government politicians, in some cases even in our own party — people that want to go along with the left and do whatever they want to do rather than listen to the whole of the people, listen to their district and go and represent them. That’s a promise I made from before and I’m making now — is that I will go and I will be a voice for the people.”