Baldwin County teacher Gene Ponder on Monday became the second Republican to declare his candidacy for the 2010 Alabama lieutenant governor’s race.
Ponder, who teaches history at Spanish Fort High School, joins state Sen. Hank Erwin, R-Montevallo, who launched his campaign in April. The winner of the GOP primary is expected to face Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom, a Democrat who is seeking re-election next year.
Ponder has never held public office and lost two campaigns for the state House of Representatives, running as a Libertarian and a Democrat