Moore pleased with early stages of House campaign

Thomas Moore pledges to work tirelessly to bring additional jobs to West Alabama if elected to the State House of Representatives next year.

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore

“We will work day and night to provide jobs for the people of our district,” Moore said earlier this week. “The people of the Black Belt have a strong work ethic by and large, and we want to provide job opportunities for our people. We’ve got to invite and entice people to come to our district and bring jobs with them. That is the main issue facing this part of the state – with education also right there near the top.”

Moore recently announced his candidacy for House District 72, which encompasses part of Marengo, Sumter, Perry, Bibb and Greene Counties, including the eastern part of Demopolis, his home.

Moore is no stranger to state and local government. He is a retired auditor with the Alabama Department of Revenue and served on the Demopolis City Council for more than 20 years. He also tested the waters with House and Senate campaigns in the early 2000s.

Moore currently owns and manages an economic development consulting business.

While jobs and education will be Moore’s focus locally, Moore said the State of Alabama’s greatest needs as a whole differ only slightly. “Funding for state government and education is the greatest issue statewide,” he said. “We’ve got to find a way to fund adequate government services and education.”

Qualifying will begin after the first of the year and continue into the spring. Moore said he has heard that “one or two others” have indicated they will seek the District 72 seat.

The primary election will be held June 3, 2014.

Moore said he is pleased with the way his campaign is unfolding in its early stages.

“We’ve been well-received,” he said. “I like my chances. “We’d like to be a little farther along with the fund-raising, but most people are just trying to get the holidays behind them right now. We’ve been meeting in small groups, securing campaign workers and developing a strategy. I feel good about where we are.”