We have a tremendous blessing and multiple opportunities because of our south Alabama coastline. But with that comes tremendous responsibility to protect our coast line, our ports, and our waterways to ensure that we maximize economic development in a responsible way.
We need to help our fellow Alabamians who live along the coast. As a State Senator, I worked tirelessly as an advocate for our coastal communities, successfully passing Coastal Insurance Reform legislation to expand insurance premium price discounts, create grants for homeowner roof fortification, increase tax-free catastrophic event savings account levels, and assist homeowners by providing innovative financing fortification improvements.
I have also worked with our coastal seafood industry to support one of the largest seafood processing capabilities along the coast, as well as providing the launch our coastal off-bottom oyster growing capability which is now serving all of the USA with some of the best oysters on America's coast.