By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood has received the Alabama Grocers Association Spirit of Alabama Award.
State Representative Paul DeMarco said, “I am honored to have received the Alabama Grocers Association Spirit of Alabama Grocers Association Award. The grocers of our state have an important impact on our economy and communities.”
Alabama Grocers Association President, Ellie Smotherman Taylor presented the award to Rep. DeMarco for his support of the Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign and for promoting positive and effective legislation for the food industry. The Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign promotes products that are made, manufactured, and processed in the state of Alabama.
President Taylor said that DeMarco has, “Worked side by side with the AGA and the Alabama Department of Human Resources to expand SNAP issuance dates in Alabama which will allow stores to maintain adequate inventory of all products, especially perishables and allows for better customer service with consistent and sufficient scheduling of staff.”
The AGA wrote in their statement that Rep. DeMarco attends Buy Alabama’s Best Campaign events and works to promote Alabama products not only in his district but throughout the state of Alabama. Rep. DeMarco has supported grocer legislation including the Commonsense Consumption Act, worker’s compensation reform and the “Taxpayers Bill of Rights.”
Representative DeMarco was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2004 and is currently the Chairman of the Alabama House Judiciary Committee.
The Alabama Grocers Association Spirit of Alabama award was established in 2006 by the AGA to honor those that support the Association and have commitment to the State of Alabama food industry.
Rep. Paul DeMarco represents House District 46.