PHOTO: Rep. Tommy Hanes (R) has announced he will be seeking re-election in District 23. In addition to Scottsboro, District 23 covers the Jackson County communities of Stevenson, Hollywood, Section, Pisgah, and Bridgeport, as well as Powell in DeKalb County. (Contributed Photo | Tommy Hanes)
By Staff Reports
BRYANT, Ala. — Retired firefighter and Jackson County resident Tommy Hanes (R) will seek a second term in the Alabama House of Representatives, he announced today (Monday, July 21).
“I’m looking forward to returning to Montgomery so I can work on behalf of the great people of District 23. North Alabama’s been my family’s home for over a generation, and I am proud to have this opportunity to serve these wonderful communities,” Hanes said. “I am proud to have fought for our local schools and against higher taxes.”
Hanes was part of the Republican wave of 2014, that flipped both houses of the legislature from Democratic to GOP control for the first time since Reconstruction. He defeated long-time Democratic incumbent John Robinson.During his first term, Hanes has been an advocate for legislation that would improve public safety.
He is the proud sponsor of The Kelsey Smith Act, which requires cell phone companies to turn over location data to law enforcement if the person’s life is in immediate danger. Governor Kay Ivey signed the measure into law this past May.
In addition to serving on the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Hanes is a member of the Agriculture and Forestry Committee and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
He and his wife Rhonda — married for over 30 years — make their home in Bryant, AL. They are the proud parents of two daughters: Laura and Amber.
In addition to Scottsboro, District 23 covers the Jackson County communities of Stevenson, Hollywood, Section, Pisgah, and Bridgeport, as well as Powell in DeKalb County.