By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News
State Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre, announced his reelection campaign for Senate District 10 on Tuesday, making him one of the first incumbent state lawmakers to announce a 2022 campaign.
Jones, first elected to the Legislature in 2018, said he will launch his campaign at events in Etowah and Cherokee counties on May 25 and June 3.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in the last 2 ½ years,” Jones said in a press release. “I ran for the State Senate because I had seen first-hand as a business owner and farmer how government impacts hardworking Alabamians. I have worked hard to be the people’s voice in the Alabama Senate and bring much-needed resources back to the people of Etowah, Cherokee and DeKalb.”
Senate District 10 in northeast Alabama includes all of Etowah and Cherokee Counties, as well as portions of DeKalb and St. Clair Counties.
Jones has authored legislation to support the military, incentivize adoptions, promote small farm wineries and repeal the grocery tax.
Jones helped lead the effort to combat a proposed rendering facility in Gadsden, a cause championed by upwards of 9,000 Etowah County residents, and has also led an effort to repeal occupational taxes in five Etowah County municipalities, according to his press release.
No other candidates for District 10 have announced campaigns. The primary election is May 24, 2022 and the general election is Nov. 8, 2022. State law allows candidates to start fundraising one calendar year prior to the primary.