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Businessman Peacock seeks state Senate seat

By Staff
from staff reports
Atmore business owner Jeff Peacock has announced his candidacy as a Republican for Alabama State Senate, District 22.  Peacock discussed his campaign platform with a crowd of supporters at David’s Catfish House.
Peacock said the main focus of his candidacy would be economic development.  “Considering the economic challenges we face in Southwest Alabama, we must have a state senator that understands economic development.  As a small businessman, I know what it takes to get the economy moving.”  Peacock laid out an agenda for economic development that includes tax incentives, promotion of entrepreneurship, and education reform.  Peacock went on to say, “My campaign will be guided by ideas, not by special interest money and influence.”
Peacock is a native of Century, Fla. He is married to the former Jodi Nellums, also of Century. Peacock attended Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, before transferring to Florida State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance. He later attended the University of Chicago, where he received an MBA in finance and economics. 
Peacock is the owner of The Paper Station in Atmore, a printing and stationery retailer.
Peacock is active in his community.  He is a member of the Atmore First Presbyterian Church, chairman of the Escambia County Republican Party, vice president of the Atmore Lions Club, and a former board member of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.
Senate District 22 encompasses portions of Baldwin, Clarke, Choctaw, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe, Mobile and Washington counties.