MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Joe Hubbard, a life-long native of Montgomery and local attorney, has announced his bid for the Alabama State Legislature, District 73.
"I am running for the Statehouse because I believe that, by focusing on jobs and education, we can build a Montgomery that our children can come home to," Hubbard says.
With his announcement, Hubbard follows in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Lister Hill, a longtime Alabama Congressman and Senator. "Public service is not about politics," says Hubbard. "It's about people, and the time has come to give the people of Montgomery a voice on the issues that matter to them."
On January 16, 2010, Hubbard filed his qualification paperwork with the Alabama Democratic Executive Committee. On January 21, he filed his financial report with the Secretary of State's Office. In his disclosures, he reported raising over $50,000 in contributions from individuals, groups, and associations. Hubbard received more in contributions from 141 individual donors, many of whom live in the District, than from any political group, a rare statistic in most legislative races.
"The support we've received in this community, from local folks that have known me all my life, shows that we are not running the typical campaign," says Hubbard. "The people in this District want to change the status quo in our Statehouse, and they know the only way to do that is to send one of their own."
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