|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
from the 28th district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Joe Ford|
|Born||May 21, 1968|
Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.
|Alma mater||Auburn University|
|Website||Official Campaign website|
|Branch/service||Alabama Army National Guard|
Personal life and education
Ford graduated from Auburn University in 1991, with a degree in marketing. His wife, Gwen Glover, teaches at Gadsden State Community College. Ford's father, Joe Ford, served in the Alabama House for 26 years.
Ford was elected to the Alabama House in 2000, succeeding his father. In 2010, Ford was elected House Minority Leader. Ford serves on the Ways and Means - Education Committee, and the Commerce and Small Business Committee. Ford considered running for governor in 2014.
Ford has proposed repealing the Alabama Accountability Act, proposing instead to spend more money on Alabama's Pre-K program and the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative. Ford has led an effort to introduce a state lottery, with the revenue going to education spending.
Ford was among the first lawmakers to call for former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to resign or be impeached for misusing taxpayer dollars and state resources. Ford also stood up to the Democratic Party's leadership and called for their resignation in light of their own failed leadership and accusations of corruption.
March 2018, Ford announced he is running in Alabama Senate District 10 as an Independent, a seat held by Sen. Phil Williams of Rainbow City, who is not seeking reelection.
- Confirmation of Committee Registration Filing
- "Representative Craig Ford". Alabama House of Representatives. Archived from the original on October 3, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
- Beyerle, Dana (November 1, 2011). "Rep. Craig Ford says he's been approached about running for governor and is interested". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
- Lyman, Brian (September 13, 2013). "Gadsden Democrat Craig Ford targets school tax credits". Montgomery Advertiser. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
- Sims, Cliff (December 31, 2013). "Alabama Democrats renew push for statewide lottery". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
- Denley, Brianne. "Rep. Craig Ford says he will support impeachment if Bentley doesn't resign". wbrc fox news. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
- Cason, Mike. "Alabama Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Worley didn't pay fines in 2012 case, records show". AL.com. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- Moseley, Brandon. "Craig Ford Calls on Joe Reed and Nancy Worley to Resign". ALReporter.com. Retrieved October 19, 2016.