Monday, the Fraternal Order of Police Capitol City Lodge No. 11 announced that they have endorsed Jay King in the House District 74 special election Republican primary.
“Jay has demonstrated his ability to lead and work with others to better our community,” said Lodge President Everette Johnson. “He will make an excellent Representative that will help resolve the needs of District 74 as well as the State of Alabama.”
“Jay is an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police,” Johnson said. “He continues to serve his community here in Montgomery with over 25 years of law enforcement experience. He demonstrates leadership on a daily basis by being a Commander within the Montgomery Police Department. He has served his country by being a member of the Alabama National Guard. Jay has worked tirelessly to better the conditions of life for our community by volunteering for Meals on Wheels as well as participated in numerous community meetings throughout the City of Montgomery.”
“I believe Jay King will work toward improving our criminal justice system with fair and productive legislation that will help law enforcement and our communities within District 74,” Johnson said. “He will support improving our education system within the City. With his leadership and work ethic, Jay will push legislation that will provide sensible measures to better schools in District 74. Jay’s experience with traffic enforcement makes him extremely knowledgeable with the roadways and infrastructure of our state. The needs of repairing and replacing major infrastructure assets is tremendous. Jay will provide insight into better ways to make our roads safer.”
“With a love for his City and community and a desire to continue his long legacy of service to both, Jay King is the best candidate for District 74,” President Johnson wrote. “I strongly encourage you to join Capitol City Lodge #11 in showing your support and casting your vote for Jay King.”
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest and oldest law enforcement organization in the Country. Capitol City Lodge #11 represents over 270 active and retired law enforcement officers in Montgomery.
King thanked the Lodge for their endorsement and added, “In addition, I am honored that I have received the personal endorsement (to include campaign contributions) from the Dimitri Polizos family.”
House District 74 became vacant earlier this year when State Representative Dimitri Polizos died from a sudden heart attack.
Jay King is one of six candidate in the House District 74 Republican primary.
The Republican special primary election will include six candidates.
The others are: Michael Fritz, Tobias Grant, Jesse Caleb Heifner, Daniel Sparkman, and Charlotte Meadows.
The special Republican primary election will be June 11, 2019.
The eventual winner of the Republican nomination will then face Democrat Wayford Mack in the special general election.
The party primary runoff elections will be on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, and the general election will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
If there is no need, for a Republican primary runoff, then the general election will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2019.