President of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, Jeremy Arthur announced Monday he is running for the Alabama House of Representative District 88 seat, representing portions of Autauga and Elmore counties.
Arthur, a Republican from Prattville, led the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce for a decade prior to joining the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama as its president and CEO in 2012.
“As a 5th generation Alabamian, I’m proud to call Alabama and District 88 home,” Arthur said. “My neighbors and friends in District 88, and throughout the River Region, have given me so much. I want to repay their trust and will serve with integrity, dedication, and principled leadership.”
While he’s never held public office, Arthur is no stranger to serving the community. His record of civic leadership and local community involvement is extensive. He in the past has served as president of the Prattville Rotary Club, campaign chair for the River Region United Way- Autauga County, president of Leadership Autauga, president of the Prattville Baptist Hospital Advisory Council, and president of P.A.S.S. (Peers Are Staying Straight.) He currently serves on the boards of directors for the Prattville YMCA, the Prattville-Autauga Character Coalition, the Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council, the Autauga County Children’s Policy Council, and the Autauga Education Foundation, among others.
“Our communities truly care and look out for each other. The hardworking men and women of District 88 deserve a representative who looks out for their best interests at the State House,” Arthur explained. “I pledge to work every day to ensure our conservative principles are heard and respected in Montgomery.”
Statewide, Arthur serves as president of the Voices for Alabama’s Children Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Committee of the Main Street Alabama Board of Directors, the Alabama School Readiness Task Force, the Business Education Alliance, and the Encyclopedia of Alabama.
He has also served as a member of several national organizations, including the board of directors of the Auburn University Alumni Association. He served as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Institute for Organization Management (Southeast).
“I admire, respect, and appreciate the citizens of District 88,” added Arthur. “I uniquely understand the needs facing our local area. I will work hard to guarantee that Autauga and Elmore counties have what they need to continue to lead, grow, and succeed.”
The District 88 seat is currently held by Rep. Paul Beckman who announced last month he would not seek re-election and is running for the office of probate judge next year in Autauga County.