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Realtors endorse Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh for lieutenant governor

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Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanaugh announced that she has been endorsed by the Alabama Realtors Political Action Committee (ARPAC) in her campaign for lieutenant governor.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Alabama’s Realtors,” Cavanaugh said. “We share a mutual desire to grow more jobs and expand economic opportunity for families across our state.”

ARPAC is the political arm of the Alabama Association of Realtors- the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals with more than 13,500 members from 28 local boards and 1,200 real estate companies throughout all 67 counties.

United by adherence to a Code of Ethics, its members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal and development of residential, commercial, rural and resort properties throughout Alabama.  The Association serves as the voice of the real estate industry in Alabama and as the official advocate of Alabama’s multifaceted real estate industry before local, state and federal governments.

Cavanaugh said that with only 55 days left until the June 5th primary election, her campaign has seized the momentum moving in to the home stretch.

“We have the momentum, and our grassroots team continues to grow every day,” Cavanaugh said. “As President Reagan used to say, ‘government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.’ Our commonsense, conservative message is clearly resonating.  Like the Realtors throughout all 67 counties, I am committed to upholding the highest possible ethical standards so we can build a brighter Alabama for our children and grandchildren.”

Cavanaugh’s campaign has also received endorsements from the Business Council of Alabama, Manufacture Alabama, the Alabama Associated General Contactors (AGC), and the Home Builders Association of Alabama, along with the support of political action committees representing the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association, and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association.

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Cavanaugh was elected as President of the Alabama Public Service Commission in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. She was elected as a Commissioner in 2010. Cavanaugh is a business owner, a mother and wife, who describes herself as a lifelong conservative. Cavanaugh was the first woman to chair the Alabama Republican Party in state history. She also served as Gov. Bob Riley’s co-chief of staff and has worked for the Republican National Committee.

Cavanaugh is running against State Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, and State Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, in the June 5 Republican Primary.

The winner of the GOP primary will face pastor Dr. Will Boyd in the November 5 general election.

Alabama currently has no lieutenant governor as Kay Ivey was elevated to governor when then Gov. Robert Bentley resigned a year ago.


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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