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Arab councilman running for Alabama House seat

Arab City Councilman Alan Miller, a Republican, is running for Alabama House District 27.

Miller is a native of Marshall County. He has a master’s degree in business administration and is a branch manager at Redstone Federal Credit Union.

Miller told Alabama Daily News his educational foundation, community involvement and years of experience in the business world give him the skills needed to be House District 27’s representative. 

His community involvement includes the Arab Rotary Club and serving on multiple local boards, including those of the Marshall County Leadership Challenge, the North Alabama Business and Technology Center, the Marshall County Family Resource Center and Arab Musical Theater.

“I want to emphasize what I’ve done in this district over the last 20-plus years for the people of the district, proving my passion for this community,” he said. “… I feel from my education and experience I possess the business acumen and insight needed to help keep state government running effectively, efficiently, and fiscally responsible, as any well-run organization should.

Marshall County is a Republican stronghold and the GOP primary could get crowded.

Gov. Kay Ivey hasn’t yet called a special election to replace Wes Kitchens, the Arab Republican who was elected this month to the Senate in a special election. Kitchens has not yet been sworn into the Senate because of weather-related delays in north Alabama this week, he told Alabama Daily News. He expects to be sworn in on Tuesday and will then resign from his House seat, allowing Ivey to call a special election. 

Republican Jeana Ross, the state’s former Secretary of Early Childhood Learning, announced her candidacy this week.

And Republican Stacy Lee George, the former Morgan County Commission member and Marshall County native, has retooled his Senate campaign materials and is now running for the House seat, according to his website. George came in third in the Senate special primary that Kitchens won.

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