Alabama House District 48
Residence: Cahaba Heights
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Director of marketing, BTS Technologies, 2010-present.
Civic experience: Member, Shades Valley Rotary Chapter; assisted with Alabama and Lyric Theatres Junior Board for the past five years, mostly in fundraising; member, United Way VAT (Visiting Allocation Team), 2014.
Education: Attended Altamont School, Class of 2005; B.S. in Business Administration, University of Alabama, 2010
Main issues: Repeal of Alabama’s tax on groceries and a tougher ethics law top Wentowski’s key issues. He also wants to tackle Alabama’s opioid crisis.
“The major issues I will address if elected are: Repeal of the state level grocery tax; develop solutions for mental health reform; push for and pass the ethics omnibus bill SB343; develop an advanced technical economy, starting with education, and direct resources to local communities to combat the opioid epidemic,” he said. “We can impact these items and improve Alabama for all Alabamians. We will have honest, open government for Alabamians that cultivates our economy and serves its people.”
Wentowski urged the electorate to turn out in the upcoming primary.
“Last time this seat was contested only 1,816 total ballots were cast, but the District has greater than 40,000 residents of voting age,” he said. “I urge you to vote. Together we can chart a new, better path for Alabama.”
Top contributors: BTS Technologies, $7,500; William Wentowski, $1,510.62; Luis Pineda, $1,500; Corbin Day, $500.