The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Thursday announced the organization’s endorsement of State Sen. Randy Price (R-Opelika) in his campaign for reelection, serving District 13.
Price is a graduate of Southern Union State Community College and is the owner of a homebuilding and commercial trucking business. The Opelika resident also owns and operates a cattle farming business.
He and his wife Oline, who is the Lee County Revenue Commissioner, are timberland owners and longtime members of AFA.
AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson praised the freshman senator for his awareness of forestry-related issues, citing his knowledge of the industry as a core reason in supporting his reelection campaign.
“I have known Randy and Oline personally for many years and as a businessman, farmer and timberland owner, he has a deep understanding of the importance the forest products industry has to our state,” said Isaacson. “He is dedicated to ensuring the growth of Alabama’s forests and forest industry by supporting legislation that improves the working environment for landowners and forest business owners. We are happy to support him in his bid for a second term.”
AFA says since assuming office in 2018, Price has worked to protect the Second Amendment, improve the state’s infrastructure and fought to implement pro-business economic policies. Price is a member of the Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee and also serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Tourism Committee.
Price expressed gratitude for AFA’s endorsement of his reelection bid and pledged to continue his support of the forestry community.
“It is an honor to be endorsed by the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Price. “We owe the men and women in this industry a tremendous ‘thank you’ for the many hours of hard work they put in each day to make available the necessary products we use in our daily lives. As a landowner myself, I will continue to support the principles that are important to this industry.”
Senate District 13 covers all or parts of Chambers, Cleburne, Clay, Randolph and Lee Counties. The primary election is slated to occur on May 24, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL