State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) will once again have a series of hurdles before him on his path to reelection this election cycle.
In the Republican primary, Whatley faces Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey. Should he defeat Hovey, he will face Democrat Sherri Reese in the general election, according to the list of Democratic candidates who have qualified for this election cycle.
Earlier this week, the incumbent Whatley released a 30-second spot that featured a woman identified as Kelly Henderson. It touched on the economic headwinds caused by inflation but tied it to fiscal discipline in his role as state senator.
“It breaks my heart to see how inflation is hurting people,” Henderson said. “People on fixed incomes have to make a decision whether to pay for medication, food or even keeping heat or light on. That should not happen in the United States of America we live in today. Our family has to balance our checkbook, and Tom Whatley feels our government should have to do the same. Tom Whatley will defend the hard-working taxpayers of Alabama. That is why we need Tom Whatley in the State Senate.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.