Fridy announces run for House of Representatives


Republican Matt Fridy announced June 3 he plans to run in the 2014 election for the Alabama House of Representatives District 73 seat.

District 73 is located in southwestern Shelby County and includes portions of Montevallo, Alabaster, Pelham, Helena and Pea Ridge.

The district was created recently through the redistricting process because of population growth within Shelby County, and no current legislators live in the district.

Fridy is a former two-term chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party and currently serves on the Alabama Republican State Executive Committee.

“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Alabama House of Representatives,” Fridy said. “My pledge to the citizens of District 73 is that, if elected, I will work hard, day in and day out, to give them the representation they deserve in Montgomery. I will be a strong, conservative voice for the voters of our district, and I will stand up for their interests. My good friends Mary Sue McClurkin, April Weaver, and Mike Hill, from whose prior districts this new district was created, have been hardworking representatives on behalf of the citizens of this district. I intend to follow in their footsteps, working hard to create jobs, keep taxes low, improve education, shrink government, and foster a culture of life. Above all, I intend to be the kind of responsive public servant that the people of this district deserve.”

Fridy is a University of Montevallo and Samford University Cumberland School of Law graduate, and is a member of the Homwood law firm Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff and Brandt, LLC.

Fridy and his wife, Kimberly, have three children and expect their fourth child in September.