Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth, husband to Kendall and father to Hunter, Hays, and Addie, is a farmer and small business owner from Marshall County.
Prior to entering public service, he worked as a youth pastor at Albertville’s Grace Fellowship Church.
A co-founder of Dream Ranch and the Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo, he currently owns Ainsworth Real Estate and Ainsworth Homes, which specialize in residential real estate construction and development. Ainsworth also owns a commercial Hereford and purebred Brahman cattle operation in Guntersville.
In 2014, Ainsworth felt the call to serve his community through elected office and won a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. While serving in the House, he was a champion for public education, passed election integrity legislation, supported pro-business measures, and was active on issues affecting agriculture and protecting family values.
Keeping a self-imposed legislative term limit promise, Ainsworth declared his candidacy for lieutenant governor in 2018 and received the most votes of any candidate for constitutional office on the general election ballot.
Through the work of the Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on a 21st Century Workforce, he has focused on improving workforce development so that Alabamians may fill and retain long-lasting, well-paying, 21st Century jobs. His efforts have helped Alabama become the “Workforce Engine of the Southeast.”
Ainsworth, who is committed to providing quality public education to Alabama’s schoolchildren, is a strong supporter of the state’s nationally recognized “First Class” Pre-K program.
As chairman of the Alabama Small Business Commission, and through work with national business leaders, Ainsworth promotes policies that allow both new and existing businesses – ranging from small, mom-and-pop operations to Alabama’s largest employers – to grow and expand.
Ainsworth also serves as chairman of the Alabama Military Stability Commission, which works to ensure Alabama remains the most military and veteran-friendly state in the country. As a result of his efforts, Ainsworth received the Pete Taylor Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for his work on behalf of military members and their families.
He was elected to serve as national chairman of the Aerospace States Association, which brings together aviation and aerospace interests from across the nation in order to provide networking opportunities, grow jobs, and expand economic development.