Joyner to run for state Agriculture Commissioner
Brewton native Danny B. Joyner announced this week that he will be running as a Republican candidate for the state Agriculture Commissioner against Ron Sparks who will be running for a second term next year.
Joyner, 50, is a retired Brewton police lieutenant. He is married to his wife of 32 years, Louise, has two sons, Darren and Brock who is deceased, and a grandchild, Jeremiah Brock. Joyner is chief executive officer and president of Safety and Security Consultants, a business he began in 1990. For four years, Joyner has taught the 65 and "wiser" Sunday school class at Brewton First Baptist Church.
Joyner is a familiar face to the campaign trail. In 1990 he ran for the Alabama House of Representatives as a Republican, in 1994 he ran for Alabama Senate in District 22 and in 1998, came close to being elected as a Republican nominee for Alabama Senate against Sen. W.H. "Pat" Lindsey.
One of Joyner's biggest concerns is that the agriculture commissioner is not visible enough in the community and state, and he wants to change that.
The campaign will officially kick off after Christmas.