That seat is being vacated by Rainbow City-Republican and current State Rep. Mack Butler, who is running for the Alabama State Senate.
“I am honored to run for the Republican nomination for House District 30,” Lipscomb said in a news release announcing his candidacy. “This decision is the result of much time and prayer with friends, family and respected members of our community. It was not taken lightly, and I am certain that this is both a wise and appropriate decision for myself and our community.”
Lipscomb said he plans to travel throughout the district during his campaign to meet with constituents from Saint Clair and Etowah counties.
His campaign will focus on the following issues:
- FIscal responsibility;
- Economic development;
- and job growth.
During the course of his campaign, Lipscomb also intends to announce his plans to offer affordable trade-specific educational opportunities for children and adults. As well as to release a strategy to comprehensively treat the mentally ill and chemically dependent, decreasing the burden on Alabama’s criminal justice system.
Rainbow City-Republican State Senator Phil Williams, Chairman of the Etowah County Republican Party, made note of Lipscomb’s candidacy for the State House of Representatives, saying, “As Etowah County Party Chairman, I am excited to have someone of the caliber of Craig Lipscomb to step up to the plate and offer his service to the community as an elected official. Craig brings a great deal to the table and will definitely show the strength of the Republican ticket in the coming election season.”
Craig and his wife, Angela, have two children, Clark and Carleigh. The family attends Harvestfield Church in Rainbow City, where Craig serves as an on-call bass player. Craig has worked in his hometown of Gadsden for over 17 years, and has since opened a successful architecture firm which has received numerous design awards.
Lipscomb is the past-President of the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, serves on the boards of the Gadsden Museum of Art, the Etowah County Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Etowah County. He is also a member of the Gadsden Kiwanis Club, Greater Gadsden Homebuilders Association and American Institute of Architects.
“Having devoted my life to my family, faith, profession and community service, I feel that it is time to serve my community as their State Representative for District 30,” added Lipscomb.
The Republican primary election will take place on June 5, 2018.