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State Sens. Sessions, Williams endorse Caroleene Dobson in GOP congressional runoff

Alabama State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) and State Sen. Jack Williams (R-Wilmer) announced on Tuesday they are each endorsing Caroleene Dobson in the April 16 GOP runoff election for the 2nd Congressional District.

Last week, Republican voters in the newly-drawn district elected to send Dobson and Montgomery-based businessman and former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker into a runoff, narrowing a crowded field of candidates.

State Sen. David Sessions, who is serving his second term in the Alabama Senate and previously held a seat in the House, operates a South Alabama family farm that his father began following service in World War II. He also chairs the Alabama Senate Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Committee.

“Caroleene Dobson is a refreshing new voice in politics and, like Katie Britt, represents the next generation of conservative leaders that our state and nation need at this time in our history,” Sessions said.

“Just as importantly, her roots run deep in the heart of the Second Congressional District, and she understands what it means to get your hands dirty during a hard day’s work on the family farm.”

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Williams is also serving his second Senate term after a term in the House and operates the J Bar W Farm, where he raises cattle, hay, and timber. He serves as vice chair of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Committee.

“Agriculture is the backbone of the Second Congressional District, and Caroleene Dobson has the background, knowledge, and firsthand life experience to be the strong and effective advocate that farming families need in the U.S. Congress,” Williams said.

“Caroleene also shares the Christian conservative values that most Alabamians embrace, and she will be the first line of defense in Congress against the crazy woke agenda.”

The daughter and granddaughter of Alabama farmers and small business owners, Dobson grew up working on her family’s cattle farm and has been endorsed by the Alabama Farmers’ Federation and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. She also serves on the Alabama Forestry Commission and the board of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition, which has sponsored Montgomery’s annual rodeo competition since 1958.

Dobson currently practices real estate law in Montgomery, and her clients include homebuilders, retailers, small business owners, and private landowners, among others.

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

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