University of Alabama student Jakob Williamson on Thursday announced his candidacy to seek the Republican nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 40.
The seat Williamson is seeking is currently occupied by State Rep. K.L. Brown (R-Jacksonville), who has opted not to seek reelection to the state legislature’s lower chamber.
Williamson, a resident of White Plains, is an alumnus of Ohatchee High School, where he graduated as the 2019 class salutatorian. He is currently attending UA on a presidential scholarship and is soon expected to complete his undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in public policy studies.
“My decision to run for the State House wasn’t made overnight,” advised Williamson. “After much consideration and prayer, I decided to run for the State House seat being vacated by K.L. Brown. I’m running because we need true conservatives that can promote the legislative interests of District 40 while also representing the traditional values held by most voters.”
The candidate indicated that, if elected, he would place economic development atop the list of priorities.
“Most importantly, District 40 needs someone who truly cares about seeing our communities prosper and develop economically,” continued Williamson. “I’m a lifelong resident of Calhoun County with no intentions of leaving, so I have significant interests in the betterment of District 40. As your State Representative, I promise conservative representation that prioritizes the interests of District 40 above all else.”
Williamson’s campaign noted that he is an active member of the Calhoun Republican Party and serves as founder and chairman of the Calhoun County Young Republicans.
He concluded, “District 40 needs a leader in Montgomery who understands the people, communities, values, and the legislative needs of those who make up the district. Voters want fresh candidates who accurately reflect their interests and have a desire to be a servant of the people. I promise that every day I will work for your vote and always put politics aside and the people of my community first.”
House District 40 consists of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties. The primary election is scheduled to occur May 24, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL
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