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Alabama Forestry Association endorses State Sen. Chris Elliott’s reelection campaign

The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Tuesday announced its endorsement of State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Daphne) in his reelection bid for the Alabama State Senate, serving District 32.

In announcing the influential association’s endorsement of the freshman senator, AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson cited Elliott’s work ethic.

“Since he was elected in 2018, Chris has hit the ground running and has developed the reputation as one of the state’s hardest working legislators,” said Isaacson. “He represents a district that is a high growth area of the state but still has an active and vibrant forestry industry and we appreciate that Chris understands the need to protect these rural activities. We look forward to working with him for the next four years.”

The AFA noted Elliott’s background as a county commissioner, which it says has allowed him to address pressing issues facing his district and the state.

This past legislative session, Elliott successfully authored and guided Senate Bill 107 into law. The legislation protects private property rights by limiting the power municipalities have over planning outside of city limits. It also ensures sales tax revenue raised in the police jurisdictions is used appropriately for public safety. AFA actively worked to support Elliott in his bill’s passage.

Elliott expressed his gratitude to the AFA and noted the association’s record of advocating for conservative policy solutions.

“The Alabama Forestry Association is widely regarded as one of the most conservative in Alabama and it is an honor to receive their endorsement,” said Elliott. “I’m proud to have a record of working with the association to author important legislation protecting private property rights and limiting government regulations. I look forward to continuing our work on true conservative lawmaking.”

District 32 includes Baldwin County, which is now the fastest-growing county in Alabama, according to the 2020 U.S. Census data. The primary election will be held on May 24, 2022.

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