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State Sen. Arthur Orr lands Alabama Forestry Association endorsement in reelection bid

The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Thursday announced its endorsement of State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) in his reelection campaign for the Alabama State Senate, serving District 3.

Orr is a sixth generation Alabamian and native of Danville. AFA touted the senator’s work ethic and pointed to the jobs he held in his youth while working on the nearby Boys Ranch, hauling 55-gallon barrels for his family’s oil distributor business. He also held a job at Norfolk-Southern Railroad yard loading sand in the early morning before high school.

He attended college at Wake Forest University and holds a law degree from the University of Alabama.

After graduating law school, Orr joined the Peace Corps and served in Nepal. His service in Nepal led him to start a scholarship fund for village girls that resulted in over 50 children being able to attend college.

Upon returning to the States, he practiced corporate law for five years in Decatur. Then, Orr joined Habitat for Humanity International with the mission to develop the program in Southeast Asia. After serving four years abroad with Habitat for Humanity, he and his wife Amy returned home to Decatur. Orr now serves as executive vice president for Cook’s Pest Control.

AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson highlighted Orr’s many years of service and dedication to promoting conservative policies.

“Arthur sets the standard for statesmanship in the Alabama Legislature,” said Isaacson. “He has dedicated his life to serving others, whether it be in the Peace Corps or the State Senate. Through his work Arthur has played a critical role in protecting conservative values. We are happy to support him in his bid for reelection.”

Orr has cemented himself as a leading voice in the upper chamber for transparency, fiscal responsibility and economic growth. According to the AFA, his efforts in recruiting industry to Alabama have resulted in billions of dollars in economic investment and the creation of thousands of jobs.

The senator praised the association’s work in backing conservative candidates to serve in the state legislature.

“I am humbled and gratified to receive the support of such a respected organization like the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Senator Orr. “For quite some time, AFA has worked
tirelessly to get behind conservative leaders in our state and I’m proud to be a part of that effort.”

Senate District 3 covers all of Morgan County and parts of Limestone and Madison Counties. The primary election will take place on May 24, 2022.

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