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BCA endorses Jeana Ross in upcoming House District 27 special election

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced today that the board of directors of ProgressPAC, BCA’s pro-jobs political affiliate, has endorsed Jeana Ross in the Alabama House of Representatives District 27 special election.

Ross previously served as the Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, where she oversaw the largest expansion of the state’s voluntary First Class Pre-K program. Under her leadership, Alabama led the nation in providing the highest quality early learning experiences for four-year-old children for 14 consecutive years. The program maintained its standing under Ross’s direction.

Ross began her 26-year career in public education as an elementary school classroom teacher in Jackson County and later moved into administrative positions in the Marshall County, Boaz City, and Madison County school systems.

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BCA says Ross’s vision for Alabama’s future is grounded in the belief that equipping children with essential life skills is pivotal to building a workforce prepared to fill long-lasting, well-paying jobs.

Despite her roots in education, Ross’s platform extends beyond the classroom. She is a former chair of the Marshall County Republican Party and plans to support small businesses, create jobs, and protect Alabama’s traditional values.

“ProgressPAC firmly believes in endorsing candidates who share our commitment to creating a stronger business climate throughout Alabama and value the importance of supporting our workforce,” said ProgressPAC Chairman Will Wilson.

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“We are proud to stand behind candidates who champion the interests of Alabama’s businesses and our state’s hard-working citizens.”

Ross is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and the University of Alabama with a master’s degree in education leadership.

House District 27 encompasses Arab, Guntersville, Union Grove, Cherokee Ridge, and Grant. The Republican special primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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