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State Sen. Livingston announces reelection campaign for Alabama State Senate District 8

State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) on Monday announced his intentions to seek a third term in the Alabama State Senate, serving District 8.

In announcing his reelection bid, Livingston touted the Senate’s work in combating what he sees as federal overreach.

“It has been my pleasure to represent the people of District 8, “Livingston said. “We have accomplished many great things, however, now we need to turn our focus to ensuring that the federal government overreach of the Biden Administration is prevented. I intend to stand up and be a champion for Alabama.”

Livingston for decades has been highly involved in the business and civic communities in Jackson County. He is the owner of The Fuel Center, Inc., a distributor of Chevron Gasoline and Lubricants. He is a longstanding member of the Scottsboro Rotary Club and formerly served as president of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

He is a founding member of the Leadership Jackson County. Livingston has also served on the boards of the United Way, Boy Scouts of America, The Scottsboro Industrial Development Board and FNB Bank of Scottsboro. He is a member of United Methodist Church and has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees.

If reelected, Livingston pledges to continue his work in defending the values of Alabamians.

“As a conservative and a business owner, I will continue to fight to protect our Alabama values,” Livingston added. “I ask the voters of Jackson, Dekalb and Madison Counties to trust me to be their senator for another term.”

In the Senate, Livingston serves as chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee and serves on the Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, Finance and Taxation General Fund, Rules, Banking and Insurance, Local Legislation for Madison County, Transportation and Energy and Tourism Committees.

Livingston is vice-chair of the Tennessee Valley Caucus and was recently named to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Regional Energy Resource Council.

Additionally, he serves on the following interim committees: Legislative Council, Nuclear Energy Activities and Hazardous Chemical Toxic Waste Oversight Committee, Joint Committee on Community Service Grants, Energy Council, Reapportionment, Legislative Advisory Committee on Water Policy Management, State Parks, Energy Policy Committee.

Livingston has been a longtime advocate of the Yellowhammer State’s position as a leader in supporting the nation’s space and defense industries. He is the current chair of the Alabama Space Authority and also championed the formation of the Aerospace and Defense Caucus which began meeting in the 2020 Legislative Session.

The Alabama Forestry Association recently endorsed Livingston’s reelection bid.

Senate District 8 covers DeKalb and Jackson Counties, and portions of Madison County, including Huntsville.

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