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Alabama Farmers Federation rolls out endorsements for 2022 primary elections

FarmPAC, the Alabama Farmers Federation’s (ALFA) political arm, on Tuesday announced its endorsements for the statewide, congressional and Alabama State Board of Education primary elections which are slated to occur on May 24, 2022.

Nearly 100 leaders of the federation, including representatives from all 67 counties, met at the state’s capital to hear from candidates seeking public office and to decide to whom ALFA would lend its endorsements.

ALFA president and CEO Jimmy Parnell noted that the endorsements were made after careful consideration and vetting of all candidates who went before the federation.

“These candidates have invested time in getting to know our county leaders,” said Parnell. “They’ve spent time on our farms and attended meetings where they heard about the issues and concerns important to Federation members.”

He added, “At the same time, our county leaders have studied the candidates and decided these individuals have the knowledge, experience and determination to help lead our state and nation in the right direction.”

Those following candidates have earned the official endorsement of FarmPAC:

• Katie Britt — U.S. Senate
• Jerry Carl — U.S. House of Representatives, District 1
• Barry Moore — U.S. House of Representatives, District 2
• Mike Rogers — U.S. House of Representatives, District 3
• Robert Aderholt — U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
• Dale Strong — U.S. House of Representatives, District 5
• Gary Palmer — U.S. House of Representatives, District 6
• Terri Sewell — U.S. House of Representatives, District 7
• Kay Ivey — Governor
• Will Ainsworth — Lieutenant Governor
• Steve Marshall — Attorney General
• Wes Allen — Secretary of State
• Young Boozer — Treasurer
• Rusty Glover — Auditor
• Rick Pate — Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries
• Greg Cook — Alabama Supreme Court, Place 5
• Kelli Wise — Alabama Supreme Court, Place 6
• Jeremy Oden — Public Service Commission, Place 1
• Chip Beeker — Public Service Commission, Place 2
• Tracie West — Alabama State Board of Education, District 2
• Yvette Richardson — Alabama State Board of Education, District 4
• Cynthia McCarty — Alabama State Board of Education, District 6
• Wayne Reynolds — Alabama State Board of Education, District 8

FarmPAC noted that the federation’s endorsements will carry through to the general election.

FarmPAC chairman Steve Dunn of Conecuh County noted that ALFA encourages voters to actively engage themselves in the electoral process by studying each candidate and becoming familiar with their policy positions.

“It’s important for Alabama voters to be engaged in the electoral process,” said Dunn. “We encourage members to exercise their right to vote, regardless of their political preference, and to consider these FarmPAC endorsements when they go to the polls.”

The federation noted that it will announce its endorsements for candidates seeking election to the state legislature will be announced at a later date.

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

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