This week’s Rising Republican Star is Dr. Larry Stutts, the ALGOP candidate for State Senate District 6 (Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Lauderdale and Lawrence counties). Dr. Stutts recently became the Republican candidate for SD6 after Jerry Mays dropped out of the race to accept an appointment from Governor Bentley to the Alabama Workforce Council.
>>> Dr. Stutts received his undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University and subsequently practiced as a Veterinarian for several years. Realizing that God had a different plan for him, Dr. Stutts returned to college where he received a degree in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Stutts has served as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the Shoals area for 22 years and currently practices in Sheffield, Alabama.
Dr. Stutts believes “the vision of our founding fathers was for citizen-legislators in public service, not career politicians.” Although he has never before run for office, as a member of the health care profession, he knows that his experience and knowledge will be an asset in the State House. Dr. Stutts stated that he is “ready, willing and able to fight the overreach of the federal government in forcing ObamaCare on our citizens. Local communities and local hospitals are struggling to meet basic needs. The system can be improved with less regulation and more free-enterprise principles.”
While he has never run for political office, Dr. Stutts has always been active in his community. He is president of the Quad-Cities Auburn Club, on the Board of Directors for the Colbert County Red Cross, on the Board of Directors and Membership Chairman of the Tuscumbia Kiwanis Club, President of the Colbert County Cattlemen’s Association, on the Board of Directors and former Chairman of Covenant Christian School, on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Alabama Healthcare Authority and an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Tuscumbia.
In addition to being a medical doctor, Dr. Stutts still owns and operates the farm that has been in his family for three generations. Dr. Stutts is married to Jackie Stutts and they have four children: Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sarah and Collins.
The Alabama Republican Party is proud to have Dr. Larry Stutts as our nominee for Senate District 6. He will be an asset to our state and will serve his district proudly. It is always encouraging to see citizens get involved and work to effect change in their state. We will support Dr. Stutts throughout his election and encourage you to do the same. Please feel to contact Dr. Stutts at StuttsforSenate@gmail.com to offer your support and encouragement.