By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Montgomery attorney Patrice “Penni” McClammy, daughter of former Alabama House Representative Thad McClammy, on Wednesday said she plans to seek her late father’s seat.
McClammy said she’ll formally announce her run for House District 76 on Friday at her law office.
McClammy said in a written statement that she would like to continue the work her father started in the State House and help her community.
“Serving the community has always been a tradition in my family,” McClammy said. “From the time I was a child, it was simply something we did. I am honored, humbled and blessed to have this opportunity to serve in a greater capacity to give voice to so many who are often marginalized — such as at-risk juveniles and our elderly. My father built a foundation of community engagement that I plan to enhance and expand on to ensure that our families, neighbors, and neighborhoods prosper.”
Rep. Thad McClammy, D-Montgomery, died in August from natural causes. He was first elected to the House in 1994.
House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels, D-Huntsville, voiced his support for McClammy’s campaign in a written statement on Wednesday.
“Having had the honor of working with her father, I must say that Penni McClammy also stands as a highly-qualified leader in the community in her own right,” Daniels said. “She will do more than expand her father’s legacy, because she brings her own passion, leadership, experience, and significant civic accomplishments to the table. She will be a strong advocate and voice for the people of District 76.”
House District 76 consists of parts of south and central Montgomery. The special primary election will be held on Nov. 16, 2021.