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Stewart, Govan endorsed by Alabama Farmers Federation

Alabama FarmPAC, a political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation, announced two major endorsements for the 2024 elections.

The group endorsed Sarah Stewart for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and Thomas Govan for Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2.

Federation President Jimmy Parnell said Alabama FarmPAC endorsements are a reflection of the grassroots nature of the organization and are a testament to the candidates’ work to meet with members and hear their concerns.

“Our endorsements are recommended by county presidents or their representatives from all 67 Alabama counties, along with our state board of directors,” Parnell said.

“These candidates have spent months traveling the state to meet with county Farmers Federations and individual members. This process not only speaks to the influence of the Alabama Farmers Federation but also a process that ensures elected officials understand the issues facing their constituents.”

Stewart is an Associate Justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, elected as a Republican in November 2018 for a six-year term. Before her appointment, she served for 13 years as a Circuit Judge in Mobile.

Govan is a Montgomery attorney, career prosecutor, Air Force officer, and father, and lifelong conservative Republican. He serves as the chief of the Criminal Trials Division of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, where he leads a team of attorneys who prosecute violent offenders and defend crime victims throughout the state. 

Alabama FarmPAC previously endorsed:

  • Alabama Supreme Court, Place 1 – Chris McCool (R)
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Place 2 – Tommy Bryan (R)
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Place 3 – Will Sellers (R)
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Place 4 – Jay Mitchell (R)
  • Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 1 – Christy Edwards (R)
  • Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 2 – Chad Hanson (R)
  • Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Place 3 – Terry Moore (R)
  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1 – Richard Minor (R)
  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3 – Bill Cole (R)
  • Alabama Public Service Commission, President – Twinkle Cavanaugh (R)

Parnell said the endorsements for the March 5, 2024, primary elections will carry through to the Nov. 5, 2024, general election. Alabama FarmPAC will make endorsements in other races at a future date.

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

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