State Rep. Collins to seek reelection in House District 8
With the Republican primaries less than a year away, members of the Alabama Legislature are rolling out their 2022 plans.
While there will be a few retirements along the way, most incumbents will be running for reelection.
Among those is State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), who represents Morgan County’s House District 8 in the Alabama House of Representatives. Collins made her intentions known on Friday through a press release.
“Since taking office, Alabama has made great strides in education, economic development, and protecting unborn life, but the job is not yet finished, and our mission is not complete,” Collins said in the release. “We must keep working to give every child access to a quality public education regardless of where they live or how much their family earns, create new jobs and opportunities, and preserve our conservative Alabama values.”
Collins chairs the House Education Policy Committee. She was also the sponsor of the Alabama Literacy Act, which puts in place reading standards for third graders before they can be promoted to the fourth grade. The law nearly faced a setback earlier this year as a bill made its way to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk that would have delayed it two years. However, Ivey vetoed the legislation.
The Morgan County lawmaker also sponsored the 2019 abortion ban intended to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that effectively legalized abortion.
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.