Barry Moore makes it official in AL-02 race, joins long list of Alabama candidates touting Trump connection
Count Barry Moore in for the campaign to represent Alabama’s Second Congressional District. Also, count Moore in as the next in line to make his support for President Donald Trump the centerpiece of his effort.
Moore qualified on Wednesday to run in the Republican primary for Congress in the southeast Alabama district, according to a statement from his campaign.
The small businessman and former state representative believes his experience in the construction and waste hauling industries provides him a unique perspective in this race.
“You can tell a lot about a man by looking at his hands,” said Moore. “If you look at my hands, you’ll see calluses, calluses I got from hard work. I think it’s time we had a working man in Congress. I’m running in this election because I want to work for all the people in District 2. From Prattville to Florala, from Autaugaville to Andalusia, from Evergreen to Enterprise, Cottonwood to Wetumpka and Montgomery to Dothan, I want to represent every person in District 2.”
Moore cited his early support for Trump in 2016. According to Moore, he was among the first elected officials in the state to endorse the president.
“We need someone with calluses and courage in Washington, standing up for conservative Alabama values and supporting President Trump,” he remarked. “That’s what I’ll do when I’m elected as District 2’s representative next November.”
The Republican primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) portends to be a hotly contested race among a field of four candidates, none of whom currently hold elected office. In addition to Moore, Prattville businesswoman Jessica Taylor, Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman and former Alabama Attorney General Troy King are running to serve in congress.
Moore and his wife, Heather, reside in Enterprise and have three children.
Tim Howe is an owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia