By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the Alabama County Commission Association (ACCA) Board of Directors passed a resolution admonishing Alabama Republican Party Chairperson, Terry Lathan, and demanding an apology or retraction about statements she made about the Association’s longtime Executive Director, Sonny Brasfield, and ACCA’s efforts to defeat SB108, a bill that ended crossover voting in primary runoff elections.
The issue came up when the ACCA opposed Legislation during the 2017 Legislative Session banning crossover voting in party primary runoffs. The Alabama Republican Party and Chairperson, Terry Lathan, were strongly in support of that Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Tom Whatley (R-Lee County) and carried in the House by state Representative Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs). Lathan sent an enail to Republican County Commissioners explaining why the Party supported the Legislation and why she felt the ACCA was wrong in opposing it and claimed that ACCA staff were misrepresenting the facts about the Legislation. Many in the ACCA disliked the tone of the letter and disputed the assertion that ACCA staff and Director Brasfield misrepresented the facts of the bill.