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State Rep. Tommy Hanes announces reelection campaign – ‘I am a man of my word’

State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) on Monday announced that he will seek a third term in the Alabama House of Representatives, serving District 23.

Hanes, a retired firefighter, is consistently recognized as one of the most conservative members of the state legislature, according to his voting record as rated by the Alabama Policy Institute (API) and the American Conservative Union (ACU).

The firebrand legislator pledged to continue his work in protecting the interests of his constituents.

“I am proud of the work we have accomplished in the Alabama legislature,” said Hanes. “The people of District 23 know I am a man of my word and will always stand for them.”

Hanes is best known for his hardline conservative positions concerning tax increases, government overreach and liberty-related issues. The two-term legislator earned over 65% of the Republican Primary vote from his constituents in 2018.

He stressed the importance of elected representation that will defend individual liberty and fight for “Alabama conservative values.”

“I am proud of my record these last 7 years, Alabama needs strong and consistent leadership who protect our Alabama conservative values and protect our personal liberties,” Hanes added.

During his tenure, Hanes has been an advocate for legislation that would improve public safety. He was the sponsor of The Kelsey Smith Act, which requires cell phone companies to turn over location data to law enforcement if an individual’s life is in immediate danger.

In addition to serving on the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Hanes is a member of the Agriculture and Forestry Committee and the Children and Senior Advocacy Committee.

He lives in Bryant with his wife Rhonda, who he has been married to for more than 43 years.

In addition to Scottsboro, District 23 covers the Jackson County communities of Stevenson,
Hollywood, Section, Pisgah, and Bridgeport, as well as Powell in DeKalb County.

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