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House District 5 Candidate Danny Crawford

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Danny Crawford is running for Alabama House of Representatives District 5 to fill the vacancy created by the recent death of State Rep. Dan Williams.

He recently sat down with ABC of Alabama members to discuss a variety of topics, including workforce development.

“Danny just seems to get it,” said ABC of Alabama President Jay Reed. “He talks workforce, skilled labor, jobs and economic development. He and I have visited on several occasions now, and I, along with our leadership, feel he will represent our industry and his district well.”

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House District 5 candidate Crawford enjoys networking with ABC member Inline Electric

Crawford grew up in the small community of Belle Mina on the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station farm. He worked his way through Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

He served as Limestone County executive director of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) beginning in 1979. In 2001, he was appointed state director by President George W. Bush. Crawford served 33 years with FSA. He currently works as an independent crop insurance contractor.

Crawford served on the Athens City Council from 1993 until 2005. He has been active in numerous organizations, including serving as a past member of the Civitan, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. He is a member of the National Rifle Association.

Crawford and his wife, Mary Kay, have one son, Matthew.

Governor Robert Bentley has set a special election for September 29.

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Reed and Crawford talk workforce needs and how District 5 residents can find employment through ABC

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