The Alabama Forestry Association on Wednesday announced its endorsement of State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) in his reelection bid to the Alabama State Senate, serving District 7.
Givhan is a native of Dallas County and a graduate of Auburn University. He holds a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he graduated with honors.
The Huntsville legislator is a seventh-generation Alabama farmer and has spent nearly three decades practicing business and real estate law in the Madison County area. In his law practice, Givhan has played a role in some of the state’s largest economic development projects. He is also the owner of Houston Land Company and SHG Development.
AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson praised Givhan for his work in the legislature’s upper chamber and his support of issues of importance to the forestry community.
“Sam’s variety of experience in agriculture, business and real estate law gives him distinct insight into the needs of our state,” said Isaacson. “He understands the importance of protecting private property rights and maintaining low taxes to improve Alabama’s economic development and he continues to work to defend those values. We are happy to support him in his bid for a second term in the Senate.”
During his first term in the Alabama Senate, Givhan has served as chairman of the Madison County Local Legislation Committee and vice chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
The freshman senator expressed appreciation to the AFA and praised the influential association’s efforts in supporting conservative causes.
“When I decided to run for office in 2018, the Alabama Forestry Association was the first group to endorse me,” said Givhan. “I’m proud to have the endorsement of such a stalwart, conservative group again. The timber industry is a vital part of our agriculture community in Alabama. With my deep roots in farming, it means so much to me personally to have their support.”
Senate District 7 consists of Huntsville in Madison County. The primary election is scheduled for May 24, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL