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Lipscomb announces campaign to reclaim Baldwin Senate seat

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS — Former State Sen. Albert Lipscomb announced this morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for Senate District 32 in the special election to replace Senator Bradley Byrne who resigned to take the post of chancellor over the state's two-year colleges.

Lipscomb was elected to the state senate in 1989, representing Baldwin County for three terms. He was appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to the Baldwin County Commission in June 2004 upon the untimely death of Commissioner Mary Frances Stewart. Lipscomb was elected to a full two-year term in November of 2004 and served as Chair during 2006.

“I believe my experience at the state and local levels of government makes me uniquely qualified to serve the people of Baldwin County once again,“ Lipscomb said.

“What’s wrong in Montgomery is the same as what’s wrong in Washington — we have lost our moral compass," Lipscomb said. "Throughout my career in the Senate, I fought for the sanctity of the family, rights of the unborn and against the expansion of gambling.”

“I will work to promote responsible and managed economic growth, to create jobs and to provide a top-notch education system for our children,” Lipscomb added.

Lipscomb comes from a family that has farmed in Baldwin County for over 100 years. He is married to the former Rhonda Dudley. They have two children, Mandy and Bart and a daughter-in-law, Jessica. The Lipscomb's are members of Vernant Park Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon.

For more information, please visit Lipscomb’s website at  www.albertlipscomb.com

The special election is set for Aug. 7. State School Board member Randy McKinney of Gulf Shores and businessman Trip Pittman of Montrose are other announced GOP candidates. 

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