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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers endorses ‘strong conservative’ Keith Kelley in bid for state senate — ‘knows how to get things done’

Alabama State Senate candidate Keith Kelley has landed the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) in his bid to serve District 12.

In announcing his endorsement of the Anniston businessman’s campaign, Rogers said he believes Kelley is “the true conservative in this race.”

“Calhoun County needs a strong conservative in the Alabama State Senate which is why I am giving Keith Kelley my complete support,” said Rogers. “Keith is an outsider who knows how to get things done. He is the true conservative in this race that will deliver results for Senate District 12.”

Kelley expressed his appreciation to Rogers for the endorsement.

“I am incredibly grateful to have Congressman Rogers endorsement in this race,” said Kelley. “He’s the bold, fearless, no-nonsense leader Alabama needs in Congress. I will go to Montgomery and fight for the hardworking people of East Alabama just as he does in Washington.”

Kelley has served as president of Harris-McKay Realty for more than 26 years and launched his first business at age 19. He formerly served as president of the Alabama Association of Realtors and was a board member of the National Association of Realtors. He has also served in various leadership capacities for numerous civic and charitable organizations.

He concluded, “As a job creator, I will support pro-business policies that increase opportunity, providing the leadership that Northeast Alabama needs to ensure that our area grows and thrives.”

Senate District 12 encompasses Calhoun County and portions of Talladega County. Kelley announced his candidacy in March with current officeholder Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) opting not to seek reelection.

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

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