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Dean Odle For Alabama Governor

Qualifying for Alabama’s 2022 Governor race runs from Jan 07, 2022 – Jun 07, 2022 but that hasn’t stopped Dean Odle of Cusseta, AL from announcing his plans to seek Alabama’s highest office. Odle will be holding an official announcement and press conference to kick off his Republican campaign on September 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM CST in Opelika, AL. The event will be held in person but also live-streamed for those that wish to not attend. Who Is Dean Odle Dean Odle is the 53-year-old founder of Fire & Grace Church in the Auburn/Opelika area and has lived in the state for nearly all of his 53 years according to his campaign’s about page. He describes himself as not a “stick-my-finger-in-the-wind” politician nor is…

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information is available. Alabama State Senator Randy Price (R-Opelika) has been hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center and currently in the ICU with COVID-19. In a Facebook post on Price’s profile, Facebook user Bryant Whaley asked people, “Please pray for State Senator Randy Price. He is in ICU at East Alabama with Covid.” In an April 21 post, Price was tagged in a Facebook post supporting reopening the state saying, “Reopen Alabama responsibly, but reopen soon. Small business and people’s lives are at stake today. Disagreeing with me on this is ok. But I feel like the long term effects of the economic losses can be as bad as the virus. Governor Kay Ivey please reopen.”…

Lee County Board of Education

The Lee County special election to renew existing property taxes for schools has passed. The tax renewals help fund Lee County, Auburn and Opelika schools as well as the Lee County Youth Development Center. The taxes are expected to generate around $12 million per year. There was opposition to the renewals, with those opposed urging voters to vote no to send a message to elected officials that taxes are high enough already. The opponents object to school resources being used to advocate for a political outcome and also object to spending tax dollars on a special election instead of having this on the November general election ballot. Brent WilsonBrent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the Owner and Chief Editor of…

Alabama House Democratic Caucus

This month Alabama Democrats want to hear from you. The Alabama House Democratic Caucus will be hosting 5 Town Hall events across the state in preparation for the upcoming Alabama Legislative Session. The events are as follows. Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session On February 12, State Representative Thomas Jackson will be headlining the Town Hall in Thomasville, AL to hear from his constituents. You can view all the event details here: Clarke County Town Hall & Listening Session Dallas County Town Hall & Listening Session On February 18, State Representative Prince Chestnut will be headlining the Town Hall in Selma, AL to hear from his constituents. You can view all the event details here: Dallas County Town Hall & Listening Session Mobile Senate…

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