MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 25 — The political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation (FarmPAC) today announced candidate endorsements for congressional and state offices in the 2014 primary elections.
FarmPAC Advisory Trustees, who are farmers representing every county in Alabama, met with candidates and made endorsement recommendations at the group’s Sept. 24 meeting at the Federation home office in Montgomery. The Federation expects to consider additional endorsements for statewide 2014 races early next year.
“Alabama is blessed with incumbents in a number of state and congressional races who understand the importance of agriculture to our state and share the values of our membership,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “This FarmPAC meeting gave our leaders an opportunity to make early endorsements of these incumbents and show our appreciation for the good job they’ve done serving Alabama.”
Endorsed candidates are:
Gov. Robert Bentley
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey
Attorney General Luther Strange
State Treasurer Young Boozer
Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan
Justice Greg Shaw, Alabama Supreme Court
Judge Scott Donaldson, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Judge William Thompson, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Judge Beth Kellum, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
Judge Mary Windom, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, District 2
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, District 3
U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, District 4
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, District 5
U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, District 6
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, District 7
The 2014 primary election is June 3 with primary runoffs July 15. The general election is Nov. 4.
The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with more than 365,000 members.