Bill Lamb, former Tuscaloosa County CFO, announced Tuesday his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the District 62 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.

The current District Representative Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.

Lamb is a lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa and a graduate of the University of Alabama. He served nearly 40 years with Tuscaloosa County, where he turned a $1.5 million budget deficit into a healthy reserve with no long-term debt.

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“During my time as CFO, I was proud to see the County go from having to borrow money to meet payroll to being in a strong financial position with healthy budget reserves,” Lamb said. “That turnaround took teamwork and some difficult decisions, but it was what Tuscaloosa needed and our entire area benefits when Tuscaloosa County is in a healthier financial position.”

Lamb believes his years of experience, financial expertise and his dedication to public service make him a strong candidate to tackle the state's dual budget system.

"Government budgeting is an area that I am very familiar with and an area that I know that I can make a real impact on in the legislature,” Lamb said. “I am ready to roll up my sleeves and identify areas of wasteful spending and work toward ensuring that our General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets are based on fiscally conservative principles."

At the time of publishing, Lamb is the only candidate to formally announce a bid for the District 62 seat. If elected, he will represent much of Southeastern Tuscaloosa County including Cottondale, Duncanville, Coaling, Brookwood, Lake View and Taylorville.

"My priority will be ensuring that every tax dollar that the hardworking people of this state send to Montgomery will be spent in the most responsible way possible," Lamb said.

The Republican primary election will be held on May 24, 2022. The general election will come later next year on November 8.

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