(Editorial Note: the Alabama Republican Party is faced with a choice this weekend between keeping ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead or replacing him with Matt Fridy and we are posting letters from supporters of each candidate.)
By Ray F. Robbins II
Dear Fellow SEC Members:
I began working for Republican candidates when only 17 years old and a freshman in college. That year I met Bill Armistead who had started the College Republicans at Samford University. With Bill’s leadership I began working in a phone bank. I have known Bill Armistead since those days in the mid 1960’s. Bill’s energy and dedication to working to get Republican candidates elected even then in the 1960’s impressed me and influenced me to try to do more to help Republican candidates.