DURDIN TO LEAD FEDERATION POLICY EFFORTS IN STATE SENATE
MONTGOMERY, Ala, July 19 -- Alabama Farmers Federation Area Organization Director Matthew Durdin has been named the Federation’s director of State Legislative Programs in the Senate.
Brian Hardin, director of the Department of Governmental Affairs, said Durdin’s experience working on policy issues as a member of the Federation’s field staff makes him a great choice for the new position.
“Matthew brings valuable experience and understanding of the legislative and political process,” Hardin said. “He will do an outstanding job for the Alabama Farmers Federation in his new capacity, as he has in the last 13 years with the organization.”
Durdin, 40, joined the Federation in 2000 as Area 2 organization director. A native of Jacksonville, Durdin earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Auburn University and was employed by AGCO Corp., before joining the Federation staff. He said the new position is an opportunity to represent members’ concerns in the halls of government.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to continue to promote the policy of the Alabama Farmers Federation in the Alabama Senate,” Durdin said. “I have a lot of close friends in the Senate, and I look forward to building on those relationships on behalf of Alabama farmers.”
Durdin, who currently lives in Jasper, will be transitioning to his new job in the coming weeks. He is married to Nicole Shippey Durdin of Montgomery. They have three children, Jackson, 11, and twins Will and Anne Marie, 9.