By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Sunday, April 6 the Stan Cooke for Lieutenant Governor Campaign announced that Cooke had been endorsed by the Conservative Christians of Alabama. Stan Cooke thanked the influential conservative group for their support in a prepared statement.
Stan Cooke said, “It is truly an honor to be endorsed by the Conservative Christians of Alabama. I receive this endorsement as a testament to my Christian beliefs and my strong constitutional conservative values.”
Dr. Cooke said, “The endorsements of my campaign by the Conservative Christians of Alabama, the Alabama Tea Party Express, the Alabama Coalition of Christian Citizens and the Alabama Alliance Against Abortion is a resounding statement to the people of Alabama that I will protect our culture with conservative convictions and policies.”
Cooke continued, “My campaign platform includes Defending the Constitution, State Rights, Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, a strong and well-funded Judicial System, and Pro-God, Pro-Life and Pro-Family values. I look forward to bringing true leadership and integrity to our State Government that will confront political corruption, resolve the chaos that has dominated the Senate for the last three years and provide visionary ideas that will lead Alabama to social, educational and economic prosperity.”
Dr. Stan Cooke (R) is a Sumiton businessman and pastor. He is running against incumbent Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey (R), the first Republican woman in the state’s history to hold that office. Dr. Cooke ran unsuccessfully for Congress against incumbent Spencer Bachus (R) in 2010.
The Conservative Christians of Alabama also announced endorsements in other state wide races. Alabama Conservative Candidate Endorsements Statewide for 2014 include: US Senate – Jeff Sessions, Governor – Robert Bentley, Lt. Governor – Stan Cooke, State Auditor – Jim Zeigler, Congress 5th District – Mo Brooks, Public Service Commission, Place 1, Kathy Peterson, Public Service Commission, Place 2, Terry Dunn , and for Attorney General – Luther Strange.
The group also announced endorsements in the Huntsville and North Alabama area including: George Barry – State Senate Dist 2, Jonathan Berryhill – State Senate Dist 1, Ritchie Whorton – State Representative, House Dist 22, Drew McKay – Tax Collector Madison County, Mike Parsons – State Board of Education, District 8, Michael Adam Hutchins – Limestone County Commission, Patricia McGriff – State Board of Education, District 6, Steven Guede – Senate District 12, and Steve Dean – House District 35.
The group’s endorsements for Birmingham and Central Alabama area candidates 2014 include: Bobby Humphryes House District 51, Cheryl Ciamarra for House District 43, Jody Trautwein for House Dist. 73, and Rick Needham – Sheriff Shelby County.
The group’s endorsements for the Montgomery area candidates include: Lucie McLemore – District Judge, Elmore County, Suszelle Josey – State Senate 30, Betty Peters – State Board of Education District 2, and Tim Sprayberry – State Senate District 13.
The group’s endorsements for Mobile, Baldwin and lower Alabama include: Greg Albritton -State Senate District 22.
The Conservative Christians of Alabama will make more endorsements including recommendations for Republican State Executive Committee soon.
The Republican Party Primary will be on June 3, 2014.