A native and lifelong resident of Gadsden, Craig’s commitment to first responders earned him the ‘golden ax,’ the highest award for firefighters. A strong supporter of the U.S. military, he also serves as a captain in the Alabama National Guard.
Craig’s service to Gadsden was highly effective. Twice, his fellow lawmakers in Montgomery recognized him as Most Outstanding Legislator. He also worked as a champion for local schools and secured funding for local school construction projects. Ford’s passion for education is a family commitment, as his wife, Gwen Glover, is a teacher at Gadsden State Community College.
A local businessman, Craig owns Hodges-Ford Insurance and The Messenger, a weekly newspaper. His wife, Gwen, is a teacher at Gadsden State Community College. They have two children: Jon Craig, Jr. (Jonathan) and Wells Elizabeth.
Known educational history for Craig Ford from Gadsden, AL.
- BS, Marketing, Auburn University, 1991
Known political history for Craig Ford from Gadsden, AL.
- Candidate, Gadsden, AL Mayor, 2022
- Candidate, Alabama State Senate, District 10, 2018
- Minority Leader, Alabama State House of Representatives, 2010-2018
- Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 28, 2000-2018
Known professional history for Craig Ford from Gadsden, AL.
- Co-Owner, The Messenger Newspaper, 2003-present
- Co-Owner, Hodges Ford Insurance Agency, 2000-present
- Claims, State Farm Insurance, 1992-2000
- Captain, United States Army Reserves
- Served, Alabama State National Guard
Known congressional history for Craig Ford from Gadsden, AL.
- Member, Alabama Insurance Department of Consumer Loans, present
- Member, Energy Council, present
- Former Member, Ways and Means Education Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
- Former Ranking Minority Member, Commerce and Small Business Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
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- Switched from Democrat To Independent, 2018
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