Tuesday, September 5, 2017: Local businessman and veteran, Jonathan Hard, announced his candidacy for State Senate District 7. Jonathan made the decision after much discussion with community leaders, business owners, neighbors and family.
Hard offered his perspective, stating “People are tired of the ‘politics as usual’ crowd and want someone who will represent them. The folks I have spoken with want opportunity; opportunity to create business, strengthen our schools, and improve our quality of life.”
Hard’s approach is results driven. “We need leadership that can cut through the partisanship and the politics; leadership that has experience providing real solutions for real problems.”
Hard believes that District 7 has the potential to lead the state in economic development, stating “We accomplish this goal by focusing on education, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure.” Hard’s principles are based in fiscal responsibility and take a common-sense approach, grounded in his experience as a successful businessman.
“Our district needs a representative who is not afraid of tackling the tough issues that face our state.” With a looming budget crisis, uncertainty surrounding the state board of education, and aging infrastructure, Hard is committed to solving the problems that will impact the people of District 7 the most.
Jonathan Hard is CEO and President of H2L Solutions, a cyber security and information assurance firm. Jonathan served in the Alabama National Guard for 12 years. After graduating from Ranger and Airborne School, he was deployed as an infantry officer in Iraq. He holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Alabama Huntsville. Jonathan’s wife, Erin McCulley, is the founder and President of E Squared Research Inc., a clinical research company centered in Huntsville. Together they 5 have children, ranging in age from 2-11 years.
Jonathan is also actively involved in the Huntsville/Madison County community, serving on the Board of Director of The Harris Home for Children, Huntsville Association of Small Business in Advanced Technology, Women’s Business Center of North Alabama, and the American Cancer Society’s Summer Lights Gala. He serves as a mentor to other professionals and entrepreneurs, and actively assists in the professional development of aspiring students.
Jonathan’s campaign kickoff event is scheduled for September 12th from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Top, Suite 800 of the PNC Building. The public is invited.
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