Four officials endorse Carl during last days of AL-01 race
In the waning days of the campaign, Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl has added the endorsements of four prominent elected officials in the southwest Alabama congressional district he seeks to represent.
State Reps. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger’s Island) and Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) threw their support behind Carl last week, followed by Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood and Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack in the last few days.
Carl faces former State Senator Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) at the ballot box on Tuesday to determine who will be the Republican nominee in Alabama’s First Congressional District that is anchored by Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
Both Brown and Stringer represent districts in Mobile County; Brown in the south of the county and Stringer in the north.
Brown said in a release that Carl was “a solid conservative who will work to defend the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.”
Stringer said he knows that Carl “is passionate about south Alabama, and that he will do an excellent job representing us and fighting for us in Washington.”
“I am honored to earn the endorsement of so many local, conservative leaders in our district. As a Commissioner, I have worked closely with Chip Brown and Shane Stringer to fight for south Alabama and make it a better place,” said Carl in a release announcing the endorsements.
Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack endorsed Carl on Saturday, saying “I know Jerry personally and have full confidence that he will take our values to Washington and represent us with integrity.”
Mack is a highly sought after endorsement for both statewide and local Republican officials.
Carl said in response to the endorsement, ” “I am humbled by the endorsement of Sheriff Hoss Mack. He is a rock-solid Sheriff and has earned the respect of everyone around him because of his commitment to law and order and our south Alabama values.”
Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood preceded Mack by one day in his endorsement of Carl.
“Jerry is a Christian conservative who will diligently and effectively serve the citizens of Coastal Alabama, including, the City of Daphne,” said Haygood in a statement released by Carl’s campaign.
Daphne has a population of around 27,000 and sits right across the bay from Mobile in Baldwin County.
“Dane has been a friend of mine for many years, and he has proven himself to be an effective leader for the City of Daphne. We have worked together on many projects,” commented Carl about receiving Haygoood’s endorsement.
The Republican primary runoff election is Tuesday, July 14.