By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday, the Birmingham Association of Realtors offered their support for Alabama State Representative, Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood to represent Alabama’s Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The President of the 3,200 member association, Chip Watts, said, “Paul DeMarco is interested in doing what’s right for his district and will not only voice the opinions of his constituents, but will take action on their behalf.”
Rep. DeMarco said in a written statement, “I am honored to have their support. The members of the Birmingham Association of Realtors know that I have a proven record as a fiscal conservative. DeMarco I have fought for the taxpayers in Montgomery. I will fight to protect the rights and values of Alabama taxpayers when I go to Washington.”
The 2014 President-elect of the Birmingham Association of Realtors, James Harwell, said, “Paul DeMarco is a great friend and a strong advocate for our community. He has always listened and taken action for the people he represents.”
President Watts said, “DeMarco is interested in doing what’s right…not afraid to take on difficult issues.”
The Birmingham Association of Realtors represents a five county area of central Alabama that overlaps with much of the Sixth Congressional District. The Sixth District includes Jefferson, Shelby and Blount counties. The Birmingham Association of Realtors has been the “voice of real estate” in Central Alabama since 1911.
On Tuesday, the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans voted DeMarco their favorite elected leader at the group’s annual Christmas Party. Shaun McCutcheon was voted the group’s favorite Republican for his financial support and his bold challenge of federal election law limits which has gone before the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Thursday December 12, DeMarco held a lavish political fundraiser that was reportedly attended by most of the heavy hitters in Republican politics.
Rep. DeMarco, a lifelong Alabama resident, is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District.
DeMarco is running in a crowded Republican field that includes: the co-founder and longtime CEO of the Birmingham based Alabama Policy Institute (API), Gary Palmer; longtime Harbert executive, Will Brooke; and Indian Springs orthopedist Chad Mathis (R) from Homewood. It is still possible that other candidates could declare for the rare open Congressional seat in one of the most conservative districts in the entire country.
The Sixth District Congressional District seat is currently held by Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia. After serving in the seat for 21 years, Rep. Bachus announced that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires.
The Republican Primary will be on June 3, 2014.