Conservative Veterans Running For Office 2022

Pete Riehm

Alabama State Senate

Pete Riehm (Republican Party) is running for election to the Alabama State Senate to represent District 33. The Republican primary for this office on May 24, 2022, was canceled.
Pete is running against incumbent Vivian Figures in the general election for Alabama State Senate District 33 on November 8, 2022.
Pete retired from the Navy after 21 years of service and in 2005 transitioned to private business where he continues as a Commercial Real Estate broker with CRE Mobile. Also civically active, Pete is a Land Commissioner for the Mobile County Probate Court. In addition, Pete has served on the City of Mobile Solid Waste Disposal Authority since 2008, and is serving as chairman since 2015.
Pete is running on strong conservative policies:

Education Reform: School Choice, School Vouchers, Money needs to follow the child, not the school. Establish and protect independent and local control as well as protect from state and federal intrusion.Protect local capital expenditures for well performing public schools. Challenge: Spanish Fort wants to preserve its public schools, and Mobile/Prichard need choice. Push vocational training to 14- and 15-year-olds and help them get good jobs by high school graduation by increasing partnerships between local community colleges and high schools. Set goals for reading and math proficiency by middle school, then set goals for college or vocational tracks.
Infrastructure: Improve and expand water and sewer operations. Improve roads and bridges before they need it or before they’re critically and overdue. Widen HWY 225 North of SP FT. Continue widening HWY 31 all the way to HWY 59. Improve Prichard streets generally. Equitable and viable I10 bridge plan soon.
Economic Development: Why is Prichard not an opportunity zone? Establish a Foreign Trade Zone in Prichard. Make incentives for local businesses in disadvantaged areas. Recruit more companies with good paying jobs and build on our diverse local economy. Ex: balancing distribution of petro-chemical, manufacturing, and raw resource industries.
Safety and Security: Support law enforcement. Make all neighborhoods safe! Reform and expand mental health care! The homeless problem is a mental health and substance abuse problem. We need long term inpatient care. Protect the environment. Resolve and clean up contamination.