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Former District 46 candidate Steve French.
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District 46 candidate David Faulkner.
Alabama House District 46 candidate Steve French announced his withdrawal of candidacy and support of fellow candidate David Faulkner on June 12. French and Faulkner were scheduled to vie in a runoff in the Republican primary on July 15 for the seat currently held by Paul DeMarco.
“Recently, life events have gotten in the way of a good plan, and it is no longer prudent for me to continue with this campaign,” French wrote in an email from his campaign sent the morning of June 12, noting that he wished the best for Faulkner. “I stated at the time of my announcement that it was my intention to run a positive, issues-based campaign highlighting my professional business background and my conservative philosophy. And, my campaign has successfully done just that as I am currently in a runoff for this seat. My campaign’s successes have come as I have talked about my hopes and my plans for helping make this region a better place in which to work, to live and to raise a family. For the affirmation of the volunteers and the business groups that supported for me, I will always be appreciative.”
Justin Barkley and Pamela Blackmore-Jenkins were also in the initial primary decided on June 15. District 46 covers Mountain Brook, Homewood and Hoover.
Faulkner has served as an attorney for 20 years and is currently a partner with Christian & Small. He and his wife, Nancy, attend St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and have three children.