Four candidates discuss pressing issues in Washington and Alabama

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Houston County Republican Women held a "meet and greet" for 4 candidates seeking office in the upcoming election.

All four candidates have close ties to the Wiregrass.

Andy Hughes is seeking re-election as Houston County sheriff. He was first elected to the office in 2006, re-elected in 2010, and says he's eager to get back. He laid down his views on gun policies, in the wake of the deadly school shooting in south Florida.

"I’m pro second amendment, and I believe truthfully there is no such thing as a bad gun, there is only bad people,” he added. “We need to enforce mental health issues and them possessing guns.”

Melanie Hill grew up in Dothan and went to Dothan High School. She is seeking the state board of education district 2 seat. Hill is a firm believer in working together to get the job done. That includes decisions being made on gun laws in the school system to protect our children.

"I don't think it's just mental health and I don't think it's just gun control,” said Hill. "There are several things that have to come together and have local input and local flavor, because people know what their systems need."

Former Alabama attorney general Troy King is again seeking the office he held from 2004-2010. Born and raised in Elba, he is dedicated to fixing what he says are broken political systems on goat and capitol hills.

"Our people in Washington D.C. and Montgomery, Alabama are making decisions that affect little boys in places like Elba, Alabama. I have known since I was 10 years old that if someone was going to make those decisions, I wanted to be one of those people."

State representative Barry Moore wants to replace Martha Roby as Alabama’s 2nd district congressman.
From Enterprise. Moore was the first elected official in Alabama to endorse Donald Trump, He is passionate about supporting legislation in all 50 states as a conservative leader.

"You've got an ally that you know that you know as republicans will stand under pressure and do what he thinks is right regardless who applies to pressure. The president knows that he's got a man from day one who he can trust."

The election is scheduled for June 5th.

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