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U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses ‘proven leader’ Dale Strong for Congress

Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of Madison County Commission chairman Dale Strong in his bid for Alabama’s open fifth congressional district seat.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s most prominent business advocacy organization and holds a membership consisting of small to large-scale businesses and chambers of commerce across the United States.

The nation’s leading business entity actively promotes policy measures aimed at spurring economic growth and job creation, as well as initiatives that promote community development.

Moore Hallmark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce vice president of regional affairs and advocacy, praised Strong for his “common-sense conservative” approach to governing.

“The U.S. Chamber is proud to endorse Dale Strong for Congress. Dale is a proven leader who has brought jobs and companies to North Alabama including Toyota/Mazda, Blue Origin, Polaris, and Space Command,” said Hallmark in a release. “In Congress, Dale will lead the charge to fight for pro-business policies and against record inflation that hurts American businesses. He is a proven common-sense conservative that will work every day to improve his community and our nation.”

In a statement touting the endorsement, Strong outlined his intentions to enact conservative economic policies and support growth efforts throughout the Tennessee Valley as a member of Congress.

“It is an honor to receive the U.S. Chamber’s endorsement. We are seeing firsthand that record level inflation and the supply chain crisis are making it harder to feed our families,” said Strong. “I have worked closely with chambers of commerce across our area because we cannot be successful unless we work together as a region. In Congress, I want to be part of that team in Washington and part of a new Conservative majority that will stop harmful policies and enact meaningful change.”

Strong will face former Huntsville City Schools superintendent Casey Wardynski in the June 21 Republican primary runoff election to determine who will earn the Republican Party’s nod to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).

The GOP nominee will face Democrat Kathy Warner-Stanton in the November 8 general election.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL