About Will

Will Ainsworth is a committed Christian, a father, a husband, and a small businessman from Marshall County.

Prior to entering public service, the Boaz native worked as a youth pastor at Albertville’s Grace Fellowship Church, where he taught young people how to have a committed relationship with Christ. He was a co-founder of Dream Ranch, one of the most recognized hunting and fishing lodges in the United States, and also operated the annual Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo, which draws more than 20,000 attendees each year.

In 2014, Ainsworth felt the call to serve his community through elected office and won a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives against a veteran lawmaker who was staging a political comeback. As a state representative, Ainsworth championed issues that included school safety and security, term limits and recall measures, farming and agriculture, and others. He was among the first lawmakers to call for former Gov. Robert Bentley’s removal from office and was one of the original signers of Articles of Impeachment against him.

Keeping a self-imposed legislative term limit promise, Ainsworth chose to seek the lieutenant governor’s office rather than running for another term in the Alabama House. Campaigning statewide on a platform of job creation through workforce development, public school improvements, and protecting traditional values, he received the most votes of any candidate for constitutional office on the 2018 general election ballot.

His father, Billy, is the founder of Progress Rail, a locomotive and rail car manufacturer that was responsible for the famous 4141 train engine that recently carried former President George H.W. Bush to his final resting place. Ainsworth’s mother, Sharon, is a respected pro-life activist and serves as director of the Real Life Crisis Pregnancy Center in Arab.

Ainsworth and his wife, Kendall, a former Pre-K public school teacher, met while students at Auburn University, and they have three children - twin boys, Hunter and Hays, and a daughter, Addie. They attend Gilliam Springs Baptist Church in Arab, Alabama.

Judy Miller
Chief of Staff

Jesse Skaggs
Deputy Chief of Staff

Cindy Powell
Executive Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor
Main line: 334-261-9590