MOBILE, AL (WTVY) — Wednesday, State Senator Rusty Glover announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama in 2018.
Glover, a native of Mobile, has served in the Alabama Legislature for 14 years as a member of Alabama House of Representatives (2002-2006) and Senate (2006-present).
“I’ve been serving the people of my district, and now I want to serve all the people of Alabama,” Glover said. His focus will be on accountability and transparency in state government, and bringing good-paying jobs to the state. “I want to make the Legislature open to all people, looking out for all Alabamians and not just the select few,” he stated in his announcement.
A retired teacher, Glover previously has sponsored a bill to end Common Core in Alabama. “I think we need high standards, but Common Core is not the way to solve the problem for our children or our teachers.”
Glover made the announcement on his social media platforms Wednesday morning, and plans to travel the state extensively over the next two years, meeting with Alabama citizens to hear their concerns.
Glover is a graduate of B.C. Rain High School, Faulkner State Community College and the University of South Alabama. He retired after 25 years of teaching from Mary G. Montgomery High School in Semmes, where he lives with his wife, Connie, and two daughters, Katie and Kellie. He is a member of Wilmer Baptist Church in Wilmer, AL. He is a member of the the National Rifle Association and Gideons.