Lee Busby, a Tuscaloosa resident, decided to be a write-in candidate several weeks before the Tuesday election between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore.
“I’m running for this office because I believe that party politics, as usual, has failed the Alabama voters on this election,’ Busby said in a press release.
“On the far end of one side, they’ve offered our voters a personality that isn’t representative of the majority of Alabamians. On the far end of the other side, they’re offered a platform that isn’t representative of the majority of Alabama voters,” Busby said.
If elected, he plans to work for jobs, tax reform, rebuilding infrastructure, strong defense, law and order, repeal and replace ACA, and to support pro-life.
He retired in 2010 as a Marine Infantry Colonel with 31 years of service about the half active and half reserve, deployed several years after 09/11, was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and other decorations. He served in Iraq, Baghdad, Fallujah, and Ramadi in Al Anbar Province and he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Marine Forces Europe and Vice Chief of Staff for Lt. General John Kelly at Marine Forces Reserve. His health care is via the VA.
Since then he worked a year in Afghanistan with a private firm that contracted with the U. S. to train Afghan troops, as President/CEO of Disaster Response Company and as an employee of Schlumberger, Northrup Grumman, Merrill Lynch and DynCorp International.
In recent years he has worked as a sculptor creating bronze busts of Alabamians killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, was conceptual co-founder of Alabama Fallen Warriors Project, 501(c)3 foundation, was a Bronze Medalist in the 2015 U. S. Masters Decathlon Championship for ages 55 – 60.
In private business he was entrepreneur in LBI Investments, Vulcan Brewing Company and a restaurant.
He worked 1984 – 85 as a factory foreman at Diversified Industries in Opelika.
He is a graduate of the University of Alabama focusing his education on economics and international finance, is father of four adult children educated in public schools in Tuscaloosa, was is divorced in 2009.
His web site gives detailed instructions on how to cast a write-in vote and poll workers can also advise on same.