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Hammett announces run for Alabama State House

Covington County businessman Matthew Hammett announced Tuesday he plans to seek election to the Alabama House of Representatives, District 92, that includes all of Covington and a portion of Coffee and Escambia counties.

Matthew Hammett

Hammett, 48, is a native of the Rose Hill community in N.E. Covington County, a husband and father, a product of the Covington County School system and Auburn University. “As a cattleman, poultry producer, water-well contractor and small business owner, I understand the value of looking a person in the eye and telling the truth,” Hammett said. “I am committed to working for the citizens of Covington, Coffee and Escambia counties. I’d appreciate the opportunity to serve you in the Alabama Legislature, to ensure our district remains pro-family, is business friendly, and I pledge to be available to listen to your concerns and be your voice in Montgomery at the State House.”

Matthew and his wife Selena (Harrelson) Hammett, are proud parents of three children; Emily (of Decatur), Bailey and Joseph (of Covington County), and are active members of Green Tree Christian Fellowship Church in Andalusia. He takes great pride in his family business, Hammett Drilling, a water well contracting business, serving south Alabama and surrounding areas since 1951. As a small business owner and as a cattle and poultry farmer, Hammett understands the struggles that many residents and businesses face as a result of unnecessary government overreach and red tape. “I vow to work with great transparency and with integrity to ensure all Alabamians have an abundance of opportunities and endless possibilities to achieve success,” Hammett said.

“I am a strong conservative supporter of freedom, liberty, personal choice and our Constitutional rights. I vow to do everything in my power to ensure you are represented well and have a strong voice in Montgomery. I am committed to representing the citizens of State House District 92 that includes all of Covington County and portions of Coffee and Escambia counties,” Hammett said. “This will be a long race. I will do my very best to reach as many voters as possible. If I am unable to meet you face to face, I want you to know I value you and humbly ask for your support and your vote on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in the Republican primary election.”