Former State Sen. Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, announced that he is proud to be the only candidate in Alabama’s 1st Congressional District to be endorsed by the conservative Club for Growth PAC.
“I welcome the endorsement of fiscal conservatives like the Club for Growth PAC,” Hightower said. “We share the common goal of bringing fiscal responsibility to Washington so we can reduce the tax burden on hardworking families.”
“My record proves I have one of the most conservative voting records in the entire state,” Hightower added. “And when it comes to cutting taxes, I’m the only candidate to vote against every tax hike and fight to pass a flat tax. I am committed to going to Washington to support President Trump’s efforts to lower the tax burden on hardworking families.”
Hightower said that he is committed to fighting for President Donald Trump’s pro-taxpayer agenda.
“The people of South Alabama work too hard to see their tax dollars wasted, and I will be their watchdog in Congress,” Hightower concluded.
David McIntosh is the President of Club for Growth PAC.
“Bill Hightower is a strong, pro-growth conservative with business experience who will fight for Alabama jobs and families in the House of Representatives,” McIntosh said. “As a State Senator, Hightower consistently supported reduced spending, lower taxation, and fewer regulations, and we look forward to him bringing those principles to Washington.”
Club for Growth PAC endorses candidates who they believe are committed to limited government and economic freedom.
Hightower has announced his opposition to the controversial Alabama Department of Transportation plan to build a new bridge over the Mobile River and pay for it by tolling the peoples of Baldwin and Mobile Counties who use Interstate 10 every day to go back forth between home and work and to doctor’s appointments.
Hightower grew up in the South Alabama area. He and his wife own several small businesses in the Mobile area. When he was in the State Senate he was rated among the most conservative state senators. In Montgomery, he pushed for smaller government, term limits, and lower taxes. Hightower introduced legislation to change Alabama to a flat tax.
Hightower is a graduate of the University of South Alabama. He has an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
Hightower is married to Susan Binegar Hightower, and they have three children and three grandchildren.
Incumbent Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, is not seeking another term in the House as he is running for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Doug Jones.
The major party primaries will be on March 3.
The general election will be November 3, 2019.