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Hal Lee launches run for commission

Published 9:47am Thursday, April 3, 2014

 

Hal Lee, a poultry and cattle farmer

from the Lebanon community,

is one of five candidates

seeking the

Republican nomination

for Morgan County

Commission, District II, a

position currently held by

Randy Vest.

His candidacy is subject

to action of voters in the

upcoming June 3 Primary

Election.

“I don’t have anything

against any of the others

running for the office,”

Lee said. “As far as I

know they’re all good

people. The reason I’m a

candidate is I believe I’m

qualified for the job based

on by background, education

and experience and I

can make a positive difference

for the citizens of

Morgan County.”

“This county and its

people have been good to

me,” he added. “I’m

blessed and I’m ready and

willing to give something

back for what I’ve

received.”

Lee said he is committed

to a conservative

approach when it come to

spending taxpayer dollars,

a small and more

efficient government,

safe, well maintained

roads and other infrastructure,

and supports

proactive steps to bring

more jobs to Morgan

County.

Lee, 69, is a graduate of

Falkville High School

and Auburn University,

where he earned a B.S.

degree in agricultural

education. Following

graduation, he joined the

U.S. Air Force, completed

pilot training, was commissioned

a 2nd Lt. and

flew approximately 200

close air support missions

for ground troops during

the Vietnam War.

Lee returned to the family

farm in 1975, where

he and his wife, the former

Jane Ann Beck,

established modern farm

practices and adopted and

raised two brothers, Jeff

and Joe.

While this is Lee’s first

run for a public office, he

has long been involved in

organizations promoting

agriculture and working

with lawmakers at local,

state and national levels.

Lee is a member of

Alabama Farmers

Federation. the state’s

largest farm organization,

and has served as its vice

president for 14 years.

Lee credits members of

a mixed Sunday school

class he teaches at

Falkville First Baptist

Church with influencing

his decision to seek a

public office.

“Several months ago, I

taught a lesson about the

Christian’s responsibility

to take an active role in

government. After that,

two or three class members

approached me with

the question: ‘Why don’t

you run for public

office?’”

Lee is planning a campaign

rally at Sparkman

Civic Center gym on

April 12 at 6 p.m. It will

feature entertainment by

Dixie Flavor, a Danvillebased

gospel bluegrass

band. A free meal will be

provided. Contributions

will be accepted and

greatly appreciated.

 

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