Alabama Sen. Rusty Glover has officially announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor of Alabama in the 2018 elections. He made the announcement Wednesday morning.
Glover, a native of Mobile and a current resident of Semmes, has served in the Alabama Legislature for 14 years. He began as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 2002, representing District 102. Four years later he made the move to the Senate, where he has served as the representative of District 34 since being elected in 2006.
Glover said his decision to enter the world of politics more than 14 years ago was based on his desire to serve the public in an effort to make a political difference for his district. Now, he said the desire to work for all of the people of Alabama has inspired him to enter the statewide race for lieutenant governor.
Among the reasons Glover offered for seeking the lieutenant governor's office includes a focus on accountability and transparency in state government, coupled with economic development that will bring higher-paying jobs to the state.
"I've been serving the people of my district and now I want to serve all the people of Alabama," Glover said. "I want to make the Legislature open to all people, looking out for all Alabamians and not just the select few."
After making his formal announcement, Glover began finalizing plans to travel the state extensively over the next two years to meet with Alabama citizens and listen to their concerns while seeking to develop plans for solutions to the problems that affect the citizens of the state.
Glover is a graduate of B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, Bay Minette's Faulkner State Community College and the University of South Alabama. He retired after 25 years of teaching in the Mobile County Public School System.