Retired banker Susan DuBose on Monday announced her candidacy for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 45.
DuBose is retired from Compass Bank after years of service as a residential, commercial, construction loan officer and business development officer. According to the announcement, she has involved herself in the political arena for many years in the grassroots promoting conservative causes.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to fight for each citizen of District 45 and the state of Alabama,” said DuBose in announcing her bid for the Alabama Legislature. “Our nation is under attack from liberals who want to change the very fabric of our great nation. I have always worked hard, stood for what is right, and now I am standing up to represent the citizens of District 45 here in Alabama.”
She continued, “As I have been meeting with constituents in District 45, the issues of election integrity, education, economic development, the role of a limited government, and second amendment rights are of importance to citizens and they are part of the foundation of my campaign.”
Should DuBose’s candidacy prove successful, she would become only the seventh female member of the House GOP Caucus. According to campaign finance reporting, she holds over $33,000 cash-on-hand.
In her announcement, DuBose touted that she has received no PAC contributions, seeking to contrast her candidacy to that of her opponent’s, State Rep. Dickie Drake (R-Leeds). The release further states that she “is looking to be an actual grassroots candidate.”
Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato sang DuBose’s praised and called her “a champion of conservative values.”
“Susan is a woman of great conviction,” said Brocato. “She is a hard worker and works with others to get things done. I’ve worked with Susan on various issues and I know her to be a strong leader in our community. She is a champion of conservative values.”
DuBose currently serves as president of the Republican Women of North Shelby County and sits on the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Shelby County Republican Party Executive Committee.
DuBose and her family have attended Asbury United Methodist Church for over 20 years, where she has served as a Sunday school teacher and vacation bible school leader.
House District 45 consists of Jefferson and Shelby 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