Reynolds seeks spot in senate

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 9, 2006

Joan Reynolds, a longtime resident of Greenville, visited Luverne Thursday, Jan. 26, to announce her candidacy for the Alabama State Senate from District 30.

District 30 covers Crenshaw, Butler, Pike, Autauga, Elmore and Lowndes counties.

From the Crenshaw County Courthouse steps, Reynolds said that she had been meeting with people from all across the 30th Senate District in order to discuss their feelings about the destination of the state government.

Reynolds said that she sees, first and foremost, that education is a major problem facing the state.

&#8220We all know that a good education is essential if our children are to be equipped to find a good job and raise their families here at home,” she said.

Citing that even though some progress had been made for Alabama with the influx of new companies around the state, Reynolds said that more effort was still needed in order to encourage new businesses to locate in this area.

Reynolds said that a &#8220downward spiral of poor government, along with liberal spending habits, will push us beyond the point of no return.”

Greenville resident Vivian Killingsworth was on hand for Reynold's Luverne visit.

&#8220She's a true Republican, and a dynamic person,” Killingsworth said. &#8220She's smart, and she really cares for people. I believe she'll make a great senator.”