By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
State Representative Paul DeMarco’s campaign got welcome news this week when both RPAC, the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, and the Alabama Hospital Association announced that they were endorsing Paul DeMarco’s candidacy in the Republican Primary Runoff to represent Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.
In a prepared statement, Alabama Association of REALTORS® President, Pam Segars-Morris, cited Mr. DeMarco’s hard work on housing issues during his tenure in the Alabama State House as the primary reason for their support. President Segars- Morris said, “Paul DeMarco has been a strong leader for REALTORS® and homeowners during his tenure as a public servant in Alabama, but particularly as a legislator in the State House. In Congress, I have every confidence Mr. DeMarco will continue to stand up for REALTORS®, homeowners, and private property rights. Mr. DeMarco is exactly the type of person we need representing us in Washington.”
The President of the Alabama Hospital Association J. Michael Horsley said, “While it’s rare that our board provides this type of endorsement, Rep. DeMarco’s knowledge of the health care industry and his powerful voice for Alabama hospitals and the patients they serve make him the obvious choice. He has proven himself to be an honest, hardworking, and strong leader.”
Alabama Hospital Association President Horsley said in his prepared statement that: Rep. DeMarco has a dedication to smart policy and a passion for reforming government. With his proven commitment to public service, he will be a champion for Alabama’s Sixth District, promoting a healthy economy and work force. Horsley added, “Since his election in 2005 to the Alabama legislature, he has been a strong partner with the Alabama Hospital Association in reforming Alabama’s Medicaid program. We look forward to continuing to work with Rep. DeMarco in Washington.”
Paul DeMarco is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives representing the House District 46. Rep. DeMarco is an attorney. He and his wife, Jacqueline, live in Homewood with their son, Jack.
DeMarco’s Republican Primary Runoff opponent is Alabama Policy Institute co-founder and 24 year President Gary Palmer.
The Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization representing 115 hospitals in the State of Alabama and supporting them in their mission of providing quality health care to all Alabamians.
The National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908 and is America’s largest trade association with approximately 1.1 million members including NAR’s five commercial real estate institutes and its societies and councils. The REALTORS® are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries and belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations or boards, and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. The national endorsement followed a unanimous recommendation from the Alabama Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee.
The Republican Primary Runoff is July 15.
The Sixth District is currently represented by Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia who is retiring after this term, his eleventh.
The eventual Republican nominee will still have to face Democrat Avery Vise and Libertarian Aimee Love in the November 4th general election.