By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Sixth District Congressional Race is heating up. The first candidate forum was held on Friday. A debate will be held on Monday at Samford University at 6:00 p.m. All the candidates are eager to raise money, announce endorsements, and raise money to build momentum going into the June 3 Republican Primary.
The Shelby County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 41, announced that they have endorsed state Rep. Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood for the U.S. Congress in District 6.
The FOP resolution stated, “Rep. DeMarco has demonstrated unwavering leadership and loyalty to not only the men and women of law enforcement through his position within the Alabama House of Representatives, as well as his professional and civic commitments, but also to the residents of Shelby County.”
Rep. DeMarco thanked the Shelby County law enforcement community for their vote of support. “Honored. That’s the one word which describes the endorsement this campaign has received from the Shelby County Fraternal Order of Police. These are the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. I will always work to support our local law enforcement.”
Rep. DeMarco continued, “This campaign is about representing the people of the Sixth District with conservative common sense and results. I will work tirelessly to protect the rights and values of the people of Shelby County.”
The unanimous decision is the latest endorsement by individuals and organizations calling Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District home.
Rep. DeMarco thanks the Shelby County law enforcement community for this vote of support.
The Executive Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party is hosting Monday’s debate for the Republican candidates for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District. The event will be televised and live-streamed by WVTM NBC Channel 13 in Birmingham and is free to the public.
DeMarco is running for the Republican nomination for Alabama’s Sixth District. The seat is currently being represented by U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia. Congressman Bachus is retiring after 11 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Alabama Policy Institute co-founder and former President Gary Palmer, state Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale, longtime Harbert executive Will Brooke, mattress manufacturer Tom Vigneulle, Dr. Chad Mathis from Indian Springs, State Senator Scott Beason and Robert Shattuck are all running in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District Republican Primary.
The winner of the June 3rd Republican Primary will face Democrat Avery Vise in the November general election. Longtime incumbent Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia is not seeking another term.