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Alabama Farmers Federation announces sixth round of legislative endorsements

The Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) on Thursday announced its sixth string of endorsements for incumbents seeking reelection to the state legislature.

With over 350,000 members, ALFA is the largest farm organization in Alabama and is widely seen as being one of the most influential endorsements from any entity in the state. ALFA utilizes its political arm, FarmPAC, in making its endorsements of candidates seeking public office.

The following candidates now hold an official endorsement from FarmPAC:

  • State Sen. Jack Williams (R-Wilmer)
  • State Sen. Randy Price (R-Opelika)
  • State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab)
  • State Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Cullman)

Art Sessions, president of the Mobile County Farmers Federation, proclaimed that Williams, being a farmer himself, holds a firm understanding of agricultural-related issues.

“Sen. Williams is a farmer – one of us, so he knows our needs and the importance of agriculture in our district and state,” said Sessions. “He will continue to work hard to see that agriculture remains a top priority in Montgomery.”

Clay County Farmers Federation president Gerald Dial praised Price’s work ethic.

“Sen. Price is a farmer and businessman, so he knows the meaning of hard work. He will work with other members of the Legislature to ensure that agriculture is best represented,” Dial stated.

Stanley Sumners, president of the Marshall County Farmers Federation, expressed gratitude to Kitchens for his support of the federation.

“Rep. Kitchens has done a good job supporting the needs of agriculture in our district,” declared Sumners. “He is a hard worker who takes our voice to Montgomery and represents our needs, and we appreciate his service.”

Blount County Farmers Federation president Jeff Maze cited Shedd’s track record dealing with agriculture as a public servant.

Maze advised, “Rep. Shedd is aware of the needs of agriculture and our farmers. He has a strong work ethic and a good track record of public service to the people of this district.”

The first, second and third round of ALFA’s legislative endorsements can be found here, here and here. The fourth and fifth string of endorsements, which were made in the latter part of last month, can be found here and here.

Additionally, the federation in September announced its endorsements of candidates seeking election to federal and statewide offices.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL