PRATTVILLE, AL - Republican Bryan Taylor has been burning up the road across State Senate District 30 in his bid for the State Senate seat currently held by longtime incumbent "Walking" Wendell Mitchell (D-Luverne).
Taylor has attended several candidate forums and other political and community events in a number of rural communities across the district, many times finding himself as the only candidate to show. Last week in Vida, a rural community in Autauga County, Taylor won a straw poll with 78% of the votes at a forum attended by about 75 people.
Saturday, Taylor attended the Antique Tractor Show and Pull in the Town of Elmore in Elmore County and then drove to the Festival at the Well in Glenwood, a small town near Luverne in Crenshaw County. Monday, Taylor drove out to Jones in Autauga County, to speak at a forum attended by nearly 70 people.
"I'm getting used to being the only candidate in this race to come out to places like this to attend these kinds of events," Taylor told the crowd at Jones. "Some people may just want the votes in Prattville, and Prattville is important, but I want your vote, too. I think it's imperative for our next senator to get to know folks from all over the district, so I came out here to ask for your vote."
Taylor has also spent a lot of time in Pike County, where he addressed the Pike County Republican Executive Committee last Thursday night and the Troy Rotary Club on Tuesday. "Pike County, the City of Troy, and Troy University are extremely important to this district and to Alabama, and I want people here to know they have a candidate in this race," Taylor said.
But Taylor said voters' chief concerns are similar throughout the relatively large district.