By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
MOBILE—Last week, the Quin Hillyer (R) campaign announced that Mobile City Councilwoman Bess Rich has endorsed Hillyer’s candidacy for the U.S. Congress in Alabama Congressional District One.
Rich said in a written statement, “I have known Quin for 15 years. I have been impressed by his journalist skills and his ability to fairly and articulately state the issues facing our country. He promotes solutions and thoughtful response to complex matters. I know he will work tirelessly for the First Congressional residents on all fronts.”
Councilwoman Rich followed her opening remarks with, “Numerous examples of why I am endorsing Quin Hillyer for Congress.” Rich said that she supports Hillyer because he supports term limits, his experience with the national media as a conservative journalist, his life experiences in the Gulf Coast area, his work on ‘the Contract for America’, his independence, and his work in the Reagan administration.
Bess Rich said, “Philosophically, he is a solid Reagan conservative, yet he understands he would be representing a constituency that is diverse in race, religion, and ideology, and that nobody can be ignored. He would not bend our constitutional principles.”
Rich said that she made her decision, “With great reflection and thought and not for any other motives except to promote good government for all citizens in the First District.
Hillyer is part of a crowded field of candidates pursuing the rare open Congressional Seat.
Alabama’s First Congressional District became vacant in early August when Congressman Jo Bonner (R) retired to accept a new position working for the University of Alabama system.