Washington County Commissioner William “Termite” Beasley announced that he is switching from the Democratic Party to the Alabama Republican Party.
Termite requested that the Washington County Republican Party Executive Committee allow him to join at their recent meeting. His request was accepted.
“Over the years, the way things have changed, I feel like the Republican Party represents my beliefs and personal values,” Commissioner Beasley said in a statement.
“I am very pleased to receive, by a unanimous vote of the Washington County Republican Executive Committee, Commissioner William “Termite” Beasley into the Republican Party,” said Washington County Republican Party Chairman Willie Long. “His beliefs line up with our party and he is certain to be an asset.”
“We welcome Commissioner Beasley to the Alabama Republican Party,” said ALGOP Chairman Terry Lathan. “The people of Washington County are good, solid conservative Alabamians who are watching the Democrat Party implode and recognize their values don’t line up with liberal agenda and causes. We welcome all who believe in our Constitution, limited government and the sanctity of life to join us. I know they will feel right at home.’
Alabama has been becoming increasingly a Republican state. Over 65 percent of partisan elected offices are now held by Republicans. This is the second Republican pick-up in a month. In the last 3 years, the Republican Party has flipped 100 former Democrat offices to Republican in Alabama.
U.S. Senator Doug Jones is the only Democrat holding a statewide elected office left in the state. The Republicans won a supermajority in both Houses of the legislature in 2010 and have only grown their supermajorities in the 2014 and 2018 elections.
The national Democratic Party’s extreme views in favor of gay marriage, transgenders in public schools, opposing school prayer, opposing Second Amendment rights, in support of socialism, and pro-abortion views, etc. have made done much to damage the viability of Democrats across Alabama.
Candidate qualifying for both political parties is ongoing and continues until November 8.