Burke to return to Politics
March 17, 2018
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Burke to return to Politics


By Staff Reports

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — Rainsville native, Ralph Burke announced his plans to run for House of Representatives, District 28.  Below you find his official press release:

Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the Alabama House of Representatives – District 28. The decision to seek this office was not made lightly, but with thought, analysis and prayer. I value the lessons learned from my parents who were a part of “The Greatest Generation.” My Mother taught me to leave the community better than I found it. Dad was a community builder and he left his mark in Rainsville, Alabama, where he and Mom raised my sister, 2 brothers and me.

Etowah County is my home. I have enjoyed a career in public education with the immediate past 19 years at Jacksonville State University. I also have 4 terms of previous experience in the Alabama State House.

Together, let’s leave Etowah County better than we found it. Here is a summary of some things I want to accomplish to enhance economic development. 1) Keep our focus on Education and ensure our teachers have the tools they need in the classroom. In all levels of education we need to provide the appropriate training that business and industry need, and 2) I will work to improve our infrastructure – that includes the extension of 759, the Southside Bridge, and finishing 411 along with other projects….

3) Quality of life issues. There are so many good things going on in our County and there are some things we can improve on. I am proud of the work we have accomplished on the Etowah County Mega Sports Complex. This facility, when complete, will be state of the art and encompass all types of recreational opportunities. We plan to break ground this year.

I hope to meet and talk to as many of you as possible during the campaign. Feel free to share your ideas and thoughts with me anytime. I wanted this announcement to be brief, however we can discuss these and other issues in depth as you wish.

Thank you and God bless America and the Great State of Alabama…..

(House District 28 is being vacated by Craig Ford who is seeking Senate District 10.)

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