Thursday, Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh received the endorsement of the Home Builders Association of Alabama in her bid to be Alabama’s lieutenant governor.
Cavanaugh is a small business owner and lifelong conservative Republican. She was elected PSC President in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. Cavanaugh was the first woman to Chair the Alabama Republican Party, was Gov. Bob Riley’s Co-Chief of Staff and worked for the Republican National Committee.
The Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA) is a trade association of approximately 7,500 members in 26 local associations statewide. The HBAA serves as an advocate for Alabama’s housing industry and as a corporate channel through which home builders contribute time, money and services to local community service projects and education initiatives.
HBAA is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a federation of more than 850 state and local associations with 174,000 members nationwide. The NBAA is part of the most influential and active organization representing the building industry. HBAA members include builders, re-modelers, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, real estate brokers, lenders, attorneys and other industry professionals.
“I am honored to receive the endorsements of builders and job creators across our great state,” Cavanaugh said. “Having owned several small businesses, I have signed both sides of a paycheck and am committed to sound conservative policies that allow job creators to do what they do best. I agree with President Trump: America truly is a nation of builders, and Alabama can lead the way to a tremendous American revival. With education and workforce development as priorities, our brightest days are ahead of us.”
Cavanaugh’s campaign reported March fundraising totaling $70,035 from 104 unique donors representing 38 Alabama hometowns.
Cavanaugh has also received endorsements from the Business Council of Alabama, Manufacture Alabama, and the Alabama Associated General Contactors (AGC), along with the support of political action committees representing the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama, the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association.
Cavanaugh said, “We have the momentum, and our team continues to grow every day.”
Since September (Cavanaugh’s first month in the lieutenant governor’s race), Cavanaugh has raised $299,972 from 396 donors, Representative Will Ainsworth has raised $270,870 from 140 donors, and Senator Rusty Glover has raised $32,483.06 from 188 donors.
The office of lieutenant governor has been vacant for the last year as Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey ascended to the governor’s office when Gov. Robert Bentley resigned rather than face impeachment.
The winner of the Republican Primary on June 5 will face pastor Dr. Will Boyd in the November 5 general election.