Trisha Johnston announced her candidacy for Spanish Fort City Council, District 5, in the Aug. 23 municipal elections.

Trisha Johnston

Trisha Johnston

“Spanish Fort and the families that live here have created an amazing and very enriching place to live,” Johnston said. “This community has given so much to me and my family through the years and it’s time for me to give back.”

If elected, Johnston said she would work to create a master plan for the Causeway to include parks, walkways, fishing piers,and other recreational opportunities for the citizens of Spanish Fort which can be accomplished with environmental grants in lieu of tax payer dollars. She would also remain an active advocate for the school system, where she has served in many roles including the chair of the prayer breakfast for the varsity football team for the last three years.

“Education is vital to our continued success as a community and I will remain passionate about enriching the lives of our children through education,” she said.

Johnston and her family moved to Spanish Fort over a decade ago and quickly became actively engaged in the community.

“My husband and I fell in love with the quality of life and excellent education opportunities for our children in Spanish Fort,” she said. “I want to insure that as we grow we are protective of the quality of life we all enjoy while still providing opportunities for responsible growth.”

Johnston is a 1995 graduate of Minnesota State University and has had a successful 16 year career in the healthcare industry. Currently she is the Senior Sales Territory Manager for DocRx out of Mobile. Johnston and her husband, Tyler, have three children Tyler, 19, Thomas, 18, and Tate, 9, and they attend City Hope Church.

The campaign committee to Elect Trisha Johnston will host a Kick-off party on July 19 at 6 p.m. at Beef-O-Brady’s in Spanish Fort. The public is welcome to attend.