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Shelnutt on Senate District 17 runoff: ‘It’s exciting’

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — Trussville businessman Shay Shelnutt is in the Tuesday, July 15 runoff for Alabama State Senate District 17 with Brett King, an attorney and businessman from Locust Fork.

“It’s exciting,” Shelnutt said this week. “The support is unbelievable. The support I’ve received is incredible.”

“We’re excited but we know it’s not over,” Shelnutt said. “You can’t quit. I haven’t won anything yet.”Shelnutt said the main thing now is to get voters to get back out to the polls July 15. The voter turnout could be low.

If he’s elected, Shelnutt said his goals are to bring businesses and jobs to Alabama, improve education and cut government red tape for small business owners.

Shelnutt said King has run a “great campaign” and he plans to continue running a positive campaign through July 15.

District 17 includes parts of Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair and Talladega counties.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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