Photo by Madoline Markham.
David Faulkner Swearing In
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock speaks to David Faulkner before swearing him into office.
David Faulkner was sworn into office at Homewood City Hall on Nov. 5 to serve as the District 46 State House representative for the upcoming term. The district covers Homewood, Hoover and Mountain Brook.
“I intend to keep seeking God’s wisdom as I serve you in Montgomery,” he said following his oath of office. “I don’t intend to change who I am. If anyone ever has trouble getting into contact with me, I want to know about it.”
Outgoing District 46 representative Paul DeMarco, a longtime friend of Faulkner’s and Homewood resident, spoke as well.
“He will do an excellent job as representative, and I am proud he will be my state representative,” DeMarco said.
DeMarco and Faulkner graduated from high school together and have supported one another in previous campaigns. Faulkner said he remembers the conversation he had with DeMarco about whether to run for the District 46 seat, and the night a few years later where DeMarco told him that if anything ever happened to himself, he wanted Faulkner to take his place.
Earlier this year, DeMarco ran against Gary Palmer in the Republican primary to fill the Sixth District U.S. House seat that was previously held by Spencer Bachus.
Faulkner won the Republican primary for state District 46 this summer and was unopposed on the Nov. 4 ballot.
During the Nov. 5 event, Faulkner thanked everyone who had supporting him in his campaign, including Connor Herfuth, Lee Rollins and Hannon Davidson; his family; and his law firm, Christian and Small.
Those present for the ceremony at Homewood City Hall included Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer; Mountain Brook Mayor Terry Oden; Homewood City Council members Peter Wright, Fred Hawkins and Heather Reid; Hoover City Council member John Lyda; and Mountain Brook City Council member Alice Womack. Also present were judges Bill Thompson, Teresa Pulliam and Bill Cole, as well as Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock, who conducted the oath of office.