Republican Ritchie Whorton kicks off re-election campaign
Incumbent Republican Ritchie Whorton has announced that he is seeking a second term as the State Representative for District 22. District 22 covers the Northeast section of Madison County and parts of Northwest Jackson County.
Whorton is inviting the public to attend his kickoff event and meet and greet
on Saturday, May 5th from 4-7 p.m. at Owens Cross Roads Methodist Church, 9177 Highway 431South, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. Food and live entertainment will be provided and casual dress is encouraged. The event is family friendly.
Whorton’s record consistently ranks him as one of the top conservatives in the Alabama State House of Representatives and he was among the first to call for former Governor Robert Bentley’s resignation from office.
Whorton said, “It is an honor to represent the people of District 22 and I will continue to work for opportunities to strengthen our economy, create a more efficient state government, and represent their values.”
“Our state has faced many challenges over the past four years and we need to remain focused on creating new jobs, improving opportunities in education for our children, and working to balance our state’s budget.”
A small business owner and a strong advocate for economic development, Representative Whorton brings his experience to the Commerce and Small Business and Economic Development and Tourism Committees. Whorton also serves on the Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee and the Small Business Commission for the State of Alabama.
“There is still work to be done and I am committed to having a positive impact on the future of our state,” said Whorton. “I’ve got deep roots in our district and I will continue to work for opportunities to strengthen our local and state economy. For the past four years, my commitment has been to the people of District 22 and fighting on their behalf.”
Whorton is a co-owner of All-Star Enterprises, Inc. and he and his wife, Shirley, an educator, have been married for more than thirty years. Residents of Owens Cross Roads, the Whortons worship at Owens Cross Roads Methodist Church and are involved with a variety of community activities. They have two daughters, McKenna and Kylee.
“I am humbled and blessed to have the support of this district. I’d like to ask for your support again on June 5th in the Republican Primary so we can continue to move our district forward.”
The Alabama Republican Primary is June 5, 2018. More information about Whorton and his campaign may be found on his campaign website.