The influential Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Wednesday announced its endorsement of State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road), who is seeking reelection to the Alabama State Senate, serving District 25.
AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson touted Barfoot’s record as state senator.
“Will has done an outstanding job representing the people of District 25,” said Isaacson. “As an experienced attorney with a rural background, he understands the issues impacting his constituents and is willing to make the hard decisions that are in the best interest of the state. We are proud to support him and look forward to his service for another four years.”
Barfoot, a lifelong resident of rural Montgomery, lives in the town of Pike Road with his wife Kathy and their five children. A proponent of improving the state’s education systems and job creation, Barfoot participated in AFA’s “Lucy Meets a Logger” Book Tour, promoting forestry career opportunities to elementary school students in his district.
Barfoot expressed his gratitude for the AFA’s endorsement of his reelection campaign.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Barfoot. “They were the first to endorse me in 2018 and it gives me great satisfaction to know that one of the most conservative groups in the state has reviewed my record in the Alabama Senate and has chosen to once again show their support for my reelection. If reelected I will continue to support conservative issues and causes that my constituents in District 25 expect.”
The freshman senator has established a conservative record in the Legislature’s upper chamber. During the height of last year’s government-issued emergency health orders, Barfoot emerged as a vocal opponent of the state health officer’s authority, as an unelected official, to direct certain aspects of daily activities to be encumbered by government restrictions. He has also been a leading proponent of taking legislative action against the teaching of the controversial Critical Race Theory (CRT), which was effectively banned last week by the State Board of Education.
Senate District 25 includes parts of Montgomery, Elmore and Crenshaw Counties. The primary election will take place on May 24, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL