FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC has endorsed businessman and former Huntsville Police Chief Rex Reynolds in the Alabama House District 21 special general election scheduled March 27, ProgressPAC Chairman Mike Kemp said today.
Reynolds is the Republican nominee for the seat left vacant with the 2017 death of Rep. Jim Patterson, R-Meridianville. The district is entirely in Madison County.
“Mr. Reynolds’ background as a police chief, public safety director, and city administrator gives him solid credentials to serve the north Alabama district in the House of Representatives,” said Kemp, BCA first vice chairman and president and CEO of Kemp Management Solutions LLC in Birmingham. “He is committed to recruiting new industry and growing Alabama jobs. ProgressPAC is proud to endorse him in the March 27 special election.”
“I am honored to have the support of Progress PAC and the Business Council of Alabama, which represent job creators from every corner of our state,” Reynolds said. “I look forward to engaging in the conversation about how we best position our state for continued growth, recruiting jobs and workforce development.
“With growth comes a continued focus on education, jobs, roads and infrastructure, and social services to serve those most vulnerable in our communities,” he said.
Reynolds served 34 years in law enforcement and retired from the city of Huntsville in 2013. He earned a master’s degree from Auburn University Montgomery in Justice and Public Safety Administration.
Reynolds, 58, became president of Sharp Communication in 2015, and has a cattle farm in Hazel Green. He grew up in the district to which he seeks to serve.
Reynolds serves on the boards of directors of Boys and Girls Club, Crime Stoppers, Partnership for a Drug Free Community, and the Madison County Alternative Sentencing Board.
In 2014, he received a legislative appointment to the Madison County Judicial Commission, and in 2017 he was appointed as a representative to the Alabama Retired State Employees Association.
“I feel I have the unique skill set to serve all of District 21, given my childhood home place, my schools, my service to the city, running a small business, and farming,” he said.
ProgressPAC is the political arm of the BCA, Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.
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