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U.S. Senate candidates, Lt. Gov. to speak in Gulf Shores

Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth.

Alabama’s Republican primary candidates for the U.S. Senate seat have scheduled a forum to be held Sept. 24 during the 39th annual convention for public retirees in Gulf Shores. 

Candidates will speak at the annual convention for ARSEA/APEAL, an organization comprised of those formerly known as the Alabama Retired State Employees’ Association and the Alabama Public Employees’ Advocacy League. The 18,000 member group represents public retirees and active employees eligible to retire on the state, local, and county government levels.

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth will also address attendees during the convention, and former Congressman and Kay Ivey Chief of Staff Jo Bonner is keynote speaker. 

The convention is to take place on September 24 and 25 at the Lodge at Gulf State Park, which is located at 21196 East Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores. 

The candidate forum is set for Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and is to include former Auburn University Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville, Secretary of State John Merrill, State Representative Arnold Mooney, and businessman Stanley Adair.  Congressman Bradley Byrne will participate via video. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth will address convention attendees at breakfast and discuss a number of important issues facing the state. Former Congressman Jo Bonner, who currently serves as chief of staff to Gov. Kay Ivey, at 11:30 a.m. that day will serve as the convention’s keynote speaker at the closing President’s Luncheon. 

The convention and all of its events will take place at the Lodge at Gulf State Park located at 21196 East Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores.

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