BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Alabama’s second in command position will be filled on Nov. 6. The seat was vacated in 2017 after then Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey took over gubernatorial duties.
Ainsworth was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2014.
He is an Auburn University graduate and served as a youth pastor in Albertville. Ainsworth’s website cites his work on the House Ethics Committee, where he signed the Articles of Impeachment against former Gov. Robert Bentley.
Ainsworth also sponsored recall legislation. He supports job creation and improving the state’s education system.
Boyd is a bishop originally from Florence, South Carolina. He was the first African-American councilman in Greenville, Illinois. He also ran for Pres. Obama’s and Jeff Session’s vacated Senate seats.
He currently serves at the Chairman of the Lauderdale County Democratic Executive Committee.
Boyd wants to grow the middle class in Alabama to help end financial disparities, supports affordable healthcare for all Alabamians and wants to close the gap between cost of living and education costs.