Keahey announces plans to run again
Published 11:11 pm Wednesday, March 17, 2010
from staff reports
State Sen. Marc Keahey announced today that he will seek re-election to the Alabama Senate.
Keahey is finishing his first term in the Senate representing District 22, which includes all or parts of Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties in southwest Alabama.
Keahey also served a term in the Alabama House of Representatives.
In his first term as senator for District 22, Keahey has remained focused on strengthening schools in the district and providing more resources for area teachers, in addition to his ongoing efforts to ensure quality jobs in the region.
Keahey said he played an instrumental role in bringing steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp to the area. Alabama House Speaker Seth Hammett said that Keahey played an “essential” role in attracting the ThyssenKrupp steel mill to Alabama, which created 3,000 jobs. Keahey also voted to eliminate the 4 percent state sales tax on food and to reduce state income taxes for Alabama families.
As an assistant district attorney, Keahey said he has also led the fight to make southwest Alabama communities safer.