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Alabama Farmers Federation backing April Weaver for Senate District 14

The Alabama Farmers Federation on Tuesday announced its endorsement of former State Rep. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) for Alabama Senate District 14, which includes portions of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby Counties.

Weaver has announced her Republican candidacy for the seat, which became vacant when former State Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) was appointed as director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. The special election dates for the seat were announced last month.

Alabama Farmers Federation endorsements for state legislative seats are made at the local level, driven by county federations in the respective jurisdictions.

Bibb County Farmers Federation president Ashton Cottingham said in a statement, “April Weaver is a proven leader with all the qualifications and experience to represent our best interests in Montgomery. We support her wholeheartedly.”

Chilton County Farmers Federation president Lynn Harrison stated, “April is a public servant who knows how to get things done in Montgomery. She will work hard for the people of this district to make sure all of our needs are represented in the Legislature.”

Shelby County Farmers Federation president John DeLoach also vocalized his support, remarking, “April has a proven track record of excellent public service. She is a true conservative who will work hard for us and represent our district well in Montgomery.”

A lifelong resident of District 14, Weaver is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration. She has worked more than 23 years in hospital management in various roles. Most recently, she served as Regional IV director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Trump administration.

When serving in the House of Representatives, she was the first ever woman to serve as chair of the House Health Committee.

“I am honored to have the support of the Alabama Farmers Federation,” commented Weaver. “I know the importance that agriculture plays in our state, and I look forward to working with Alabama farmers and all the people of District 14 to make it a better place to work and live.”

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Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn