Lifelong conservative, Republican Ginny Shaver announced Saturday she is running for the Republican nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives District 39 seat.
“I’m proud to be a 5th generation Alabamian, and District 39 has been our home for the past 34 years,” Shaver said in a statement. “During that time our regional political landscape has transformed to a solid conservative majority and our representation should reflect that change. President Trump was elected because people are tired of political insiders and special interests in all levels of government. That is why I must step forward now and give the voters a clear choice and an opportunity to elect one of the people, for the people.”
Hailing from Leesburg, Ala., Shaver is a Certified Municipal Clerk and currently works for the City of Gadsden. She previously served as Town Clerk of Leesburg.
Known for being a community activist and volunteer, she is president of the Cherokee County Republican Women and vice-chair of the Cherokee County Republican Executive Committee. Recently, she was appointed to the Cherokee County Industrial Development Board and formerly worked with the Gadsden Airport Authority.
Shaver believes there are tough issues to be faced, and the citizens of District 39 deserve a representative who will consider how every piece of legislation will affect the constituents. Her top priorities are support for education and jobs.
Ginny is married to Jeff Shaver, and is the mother of three adult children: Jake, Jennilee and Harry. Ginny and Jeff, who have been married for 36 years, are members of Tates Chapel Baptist Church.
“After devoting my life to supporting my husband, raising our children, and working in the public and private sector, I now feel the time has come for me to use my experience and leadership ability to represent the interests of the people of District 39,” added Shaver.
House District 39 encompasses all of Cherokee County, the City of Piedmont in Calhoun County, and portions of Dekalb and Cleburne Counties. The seat is currently represented by Centre-Democrat state Rep. Richard Lindsey. Lindsey has yet to announce whether or not he intends to seek re-election.
T. J. Maloney, former executive director of the Alabama Republican Party, is also running as a Republican for the seat.
The Republican primary is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The winner will go on to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.