The Alabama Forestry Association announced this week the endorsements of Craig Lipscomb, David Standridge, Steve Hurst, Debbie Wood and Pebblin Warren for seats in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Lipscomb is running for re-election from District 30, which covers St. Clair and Etowah counties. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Auburn University and is a licensed architect in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Illinois.
“I am extremely honored to be supported by such an outstanding organization as the Alabama Forestry Association,” Lipscomb said in a statement. “Their conservative values and dedication to education, conservation and economic growth are extraordinary. I will always stand with the AFA as we fight for the businesses, industry and people connected to our forest industry.
Standridge is running for re-election to represent District 34, which covers Blount and Marshall counties. Standridge is vice-chairman of the urban and rural development committee. Standridge was in law enforcement for 21 years and retired as a Blount County probate judge in 2012.
“As chairman of the House Rural Caucus, I understand the importance of the logging industry to our state and especially to rural Alabama,” Standridge said. “I appreciate the members of this organization and am grateful for their support.”
Hurst is running for re-election from District 35, which covers Calhoun, Clay and Talladega counties. He is vice-chairman of the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee and is employed by Georgia Pacific Corporation.
“Thank you for the endorsement from the Alabama Forestry Association,” Hurst said. “I am very happy to say that thanks to good people like all of you, I have no opposition. Alabama Forestry is an incredible association that works continuously for the state of Alabama. I am honored to have served for the past 24 years and have gained much good knowledge from the Forestry Association and with your help Alabama will continue to move forward.
Wood serves District 38, which represents Lee and Chambers counties. She has owned and operated Century 21 Woods Real Estate in Valley since 2000. Wood served four terms as Chambers County Commissioner before being elected to the House.
“District 38 is rich in agriculture and forestry that provides jobs, resources and sustainable land use,” Wood said. “The services provided by the Alabama Forestry Association ensure that we will have a lifetime of economic growth from wood. Alabama is stronger with WOOD.
Warren is running for re-election from District 82, which covers Tallapoosa, Macon and Lee counties. She retired from Alabama Industrial Development Training in 2015 and serves on the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees.
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement from the Alabama Forestry Association and I look forward to our continued working relationship,” Warren said.